Chick Corea, Brian Blade, and Christian McBride Release “Trilogy 2”

Chick Corea, Brian Blade, and Christian McBride: Trilogy 2The stellar trio of Chick Corea, Brian Blade, and Christian McBride have teamed up once again to release an album. Trilogy 2 is the followup to their 2014 release and includes twelve songs ranging from Corea’s originals to jazz standards. Two of those songs are Thelonious Monk compositions – “Work” and “Crepuscule with Nellie” – that the drummer and bassist requested.

“More than being a pianist,” Corea says, “I always think of my basic purpose as being a composer. Though I love playing the piano, too. Thelonious Monk was a model for me in that regard. He was a composer, a piano player, and a bandleader, who defied so many conventions and created a body of work that is completely up there with Stravinsky and Mozart, in my opinion.”

Another suggestion from McBride was the Joe Henderson song “Serenity”. The take on the album features the bassist laying down a beautiful bass line as well as an incredible solo:

Trilogy 2 is available now on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3). The trio is currently on tour in support of the release.

Trilogy 2 Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. How Deep Is the Ocean
  2. 500 Miles High
  3. Crepuscule with Nellie
  4. Work
  5. But Beautiful
  6. La Fiesta

Disc 2:

  1. Eiderdown
  2. All Blues
  3. Pastime Paradise
  4. Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
  5. Serenity
  6. Lotus Blossom

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