Matrix…and Mean

July 27th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I’m deep into an early Chick Corea phase and strongly recommend you join me there.  Just genius at work, exploring the harmonic reaches of jazz, in this case, through a little blues head called Matrix.  He was playing this stuff in 1968 and it still sounds futuristic.

Or, if you want something a lot more poppy, here’s a song from Taylor Swift that I’ve heard about 134 times so far this week at home…I find her enormously appealing and a pretty great pop/country songwriter, singer, and performer.

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9 comments in reply to "Matrix…and Mean"

  1. davesnyd says:

    Um, you’re missing the Taylor Swift link…

  2. jo6pac says:

    Seen Chick a few times Great Stuff but I’m kind into this person.


  3. Allen says:

    Thanks Jared for the Chick Corea link — from that link I went here:

    You get a real sense of his influences here and his passion for music…plus there’s that hip-jazz-guy Boston accent Chick has…which I’d forgotten about!

    Great stuff!

  4. Frank says:

    Excellent version of “Mean” that Taylor did at the 2012 Grammys. On a nice multilevel set:

  5. David says:

    Chick did some amazing work with Stan Getz in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Here’s a clip from the album “Sweet Rain,” which I recommend heartily.

  6. Nhon Tran says:

    Thanks. I went to Taylor Swift’s concert in Sydney on 9 March 2012 and it was an awesome show. She did “Mean,” “You Belong With Me,” etc. We Aussies adore her.

  7. Ed O'Connor says:

    In addition to the classic “Now He Sings, Now He Sobs”, I enjoy the following albums with Chick:

    Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea: Evening With
    Chick Corea: Crystal Silence, the ECM Recordings 1972 – 1979

    Great stuff.