This week’s Album Of The Week is from one of my favorite Jazz Artists, Chick Corea. It’s called Trilogy 2, and it’s a sequel of sorts, where he teams up again with his trio consisting of himself, Drummer Brian Blade, and Bassist Christian McBride.
He’s not breaking any new ground with this album, it’s really just three Jazz Masters jamming in front of a live audience. The tracks were hand-picked by Corea from recordings made during their world tour, and you can tell these guys are having a good time.
Because of that, you will end up having a good time listening as well. I really love the straight-ahead jazz interpretation of “500 Miles High”. Check this album out and thank me later! (TIDAL Stream Below)
From the Press Release:
For Immediate Release – When an iconic pianist like Chick Corea gets together with such modern masters as bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, perhaps it should come as no surprise that the music they create together is absolutely magical. Their 2014 release Trilogy earned universal acclaim, including a pair of GRAMMY Awards (Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “Fingerprints”), and confirmed the trio as one of Corea’s most revered ensembles.
Despite sprawling across three jam-packed CDs, Trilogy left fans everywhere clamoring for more. So when the three virtuosos reunited for another world tour, the results were captured for posterity and the highlights are now collected on the long-awaited follow-up, Trilogy 2. Set for release on October 4, 2019 via Concord Jazz, the double album is another treasure trove of sparkling energy and thrilling in-the-moment invention.