Chick Corea (p), Joe Farrell (ts, fl), Woody Shaw, Jr. (tp), Steve Swallow (b), Joe Chambers (d)
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01. Tones For Joan's Bones (Corea) 13:21
02. This Is New (Weill-Gershwin) 7:30
03. Straight Up And Down (Corea) 6:07
04. Litha (Corea) 12:22
Originally issued in 1968 as
"Tones For Joan's Bones"
(Vortex / Atco, Stereo 2004)
Chick Corea (piano), Joe Farrell (tenor sax & flute), Woody Shaw, Jr. (trumpet), Steve Swallow (bass), and Joe Chambers (drums).
Recorded in New York City, on November 30, 1966
Produced by Herbie Mann
Recording engineer: Phil Iehle
Cover illustration: Dick Luppi
Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
"Tones for Joan's Bones, Chick Corea's first session as a leader, is a blazing, advanced hard bop set from late 1966, with writing that reveals an affinity with McCoy Tyner's seminal hard bop structures from this period. Tenor player Joe Farrell and trumpeter Woody Shaw are ideal for this music. They deliver virtuoso performances that are both visceral and cerebral. Steve Swallow, while later focusing exclusively on electric bass, often with a melodic, impressionistic approach, is pure thunder here. In a blindfold test his acoustic bass could be mistaken for Buster Williams'. Drummer Joe Chambers is all relentless, propulsive energy, but subtle too. Corea is a torrent of harmonic and melodic imagination, couched in unerring rhythm. Anybody with an interest in this vital and exciting period will find this session indispensable."
Jim Todd -All Music Guide