Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Chick Corea: Children’s Song No.12, performed on piano by the composer.
This lesser-known collection of short piano pieces by the famed jazz fusion pianist Chick Corea draws its inspiration in part from similar collections composed by Robert Schumann (Kinderszenen), Claude Debussy (Children’s Corner), and Béla Bartók (Mikrokosmos). For the casual listener, the simplicity of these pieces runs the risk of masking the deep psychological complexity inherent to each song. These are best listened to with one’s eyes closed.
The 12th Children’s Song showcases a remarkable rhythmic drive with a bass line that cadences in the very low registers of the piano to a remarkable effect.
The collection in its entirety can be heard on Youtube (for now…). The recording is Corea’s original recording, despite Youtube’s incorrect attribution to Leon Bates, whose recording of the set is also excellent.
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