Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade

Trilogy is a triple-CD set recorded live around the world with Chick’s spectacularly virtuosic trio featuring bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. Christian and Brian are both star leaders in their own right (and previously the rhythmic backbone in Corea’s Five Peace Band).

This is a recording to rank with the landmarks of Chick’s career — a marvel of live recorded sound that ranges from reinventions of classic Corea compositions and previously unrecorded originals to an array of jazz standards even freshly re-imagined Scriabin.

Chick said about his trio partners, “Both are master musicians and together we have an easy rapport. There is a lot of give and take in our music. It’s always a lot of fun.” Featuring guest appearances by Jorge Pardo and Nino Josele on “Spain,” and the ethereal vocals of Gayle Moran Corea on “Someday My Prince Will Come.”

Corea, ever the mischievous, puckish protagonist, created a context where the music centered on high-spirited playfulness: pushed and pulled, twisted and turned, and obliquely refracted.
Three of the most gifted instrumentalists in jazz, understanding and sparking each other perfectly in a musical brotherhood stronger than most real ones…One of the good jazz season’s major sets.”
Buffalo News

Disc 1

  1. You’re Everything
  2. Recorda Me
  3. The Song Is You
  4. Work
  5. My Foolish Heart
  6. Fingerprints
  7. Spain

Disc 2

  1. This Is New
  2. Alice in Wonderland
  3. It Could Happen to You
  4. Blue Monk
  5. Armando’s Rhumba
  6. Op. 11, No. 9
  7. How Deep Is the Ocean

Disc 3

  1. Homage
  2. Piano Sonata: The Moon
  3. Someday My Prince Will Come