Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Concord | Autor: WK

After the commercially lucrative but artistically pathetic reunion of Return To Forever, 72-year-old keyboard veteran Chick Corea is now trying another way to follow up on his great deeds of the good old days. In fact, on "The Vigil" with relatively young musicians from the second row so far, an astonishingly vital jazz rock album is in his hands, which in no way indicates the age of the bandleader. Coreas improvisations on electric piano and synthesizers sound at least twice as fast as on RTF. And his young band is not only highly motivated to roll out an adequate carpet for him, but also inspired in terms of timbre and inventiveness. So Chick can still do it. However, unpleasant Scientology associations impose themselves in view of the title "The Night's Watch". Someone's making himself a guard and a reminder. Too bad, the CD, which was inspired throughout, deserved a different frame.

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