JAZZ

Chick Corea's Spanish pulse in the masterful jazz standard

Joaquin Sorolla

The son of a trumpeter, the genius pianist Chick Corea is reverenced as one of the lead specialist in the fusion of jazz-rock and funk with Latin music. A Spanish flavour is natural in his music, the pieces “La Fiesta” and “Spain” being especially popular. 

Combining his soft, light melodies with the use of electric synthesizers plus the integraton of rock rhythm and Spanish pulse, Corea appealed to an audience beyond the side of the jazz music. 

Spain piece was composed in 1971 and arise on the album 'Light as a Feather'. The composition has been recorded in numerous versions, by Corea himself as well as by other musicians, including a flamenco transcription by Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin and a progressive bluegrass cover by Bela Fleck. 

It is doubtless Corea's most avowed piece of music, and is considered a jazz standard.

Here's the great jam by Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea:

Listen also to the charming improvisation of Mozart's piece on SoundCloud.

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