Writer: Chick Corea
Original Release: January 1973
Band: Return to Forever
Album: Light as a Feather
"Spain" is a jazz fusion composition by Chick Corea. I first learned it in high school jazz band. The original was nominated for two Grammys. 30 years later, Corea won a Grammy for an arrangement for piano sextet and orchestra. The piece is a genuine jazz standard. All of the clips featured below are awesome - genius level musicians at work. I realize there's over an hour's worth of music attached to this post but I promise, it's all worth it.
Flamenco, from Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin:
Bluegrass, from Bela Fleck & The Flecktones:
Stevie Wonder. Ever wonder if the guy can still play the harmonica? Oh my!:
Al Jarreau, lyrics by Joaquín Rodrigo:
Jake Shimabukuro, ukelele:
Arrangement for Piano Sextet and Orchestra, First Movement:
Want to hear all of the songs I have featured in a convenient playlist?
Enjoy: A Window Above
What are you listening to these days?