WINNER 2 GRAMMY AWARDS -Best Jazz Instrumental Album (Individual or Group) -Best Instrumental Arrangement #1 Jazz album of the year on XM Radio!
...This project was also an opportunity to make music with some of my old friends who were so important to my music-making in the 60’s and 70’s—namely, Steve Gadd, Airto Moreira and Hubert Laws. And together with my more recent musical partnerships with Vinnie Colaiuta, Hossam Ramzy, Frank Gambale and Tim Garland, and finally the members of my current band, Tom Brechtlein, Jorge Pardo, Rubem Dantas and Carles Benavent—I was definitely inspired by these great artists in the creation of this music—Chick
Now in his sixties, pianist Chick Corea shows no signs of either slowing down or settling into any kind of comfort zone. While many of Corea's past interests are in evidence, The Ultimate Adventure also moves forward as he explores the music of North Africa, filtered through his own distinctive lens. The result is completely captivating: challenging yet accessible, a perfect combination of head and heart. - AllAboutJazz.com
Listen to NPR's take on Chick's "most adventurous album in years." Includes an interview with the artist himself!
Artists: Chick Corea: Piano, Rhodes, Synthesizers, Percussion, Palmas Steve Gadd: Drums, Palmas Vinnie Colaiuta: Drums Tom Brechtlein: Drums Airto Moreira: Percussion, Voice Rubem Dantas: Percussion, Palmas Hossam Ramzy: Percussion Hubert Laws: Flute Carles Benavent: Bass, Palmas Jorge Pardo: C Flute, Soprano Sax and Alto Flute, Palmas Tim Garland: Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet Frank Gambale: Guitar