Chick Corea - The Mad Hatter mp3 album

Chick Corea - The Mad Hatter mp3 album
  • Performer:
    Chick Corea
  • Title:
    The Mad Hatter
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  • Recording Location:
    Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA
Chick Corea - The Mad Hatter mp3 album

  • Size FLAC version
    1509 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1638 mb
  • Size WMA version
    1278 mb
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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 The Woods Chick Corea Chick Corea 4:25
2 Tweedle Dee Chick Corea Chick Corea 1:08
3 The Trial Chick Corea Chick Corea 1:39
4 Humpty Dumpty Chick Corea Chick Corea 6:30
5 Falling Alice Chick Corea Chick Corea 1:19
6 Tweedle Dum Chick Corea / Gayle Moran Chick Corea 8:16
7 Dear Alice Chick Corea Chick Corea 2:50
8 The Mad Hatter Chick Corea / Gayle Moran Chick Corea 13:07
9 The Rhapsody Chick Corea Chick Corea 10:43


Stewart Blumberg - Trumpet
Denyse Buffum - Cello, Viola
Ed Caraeff - Photography
Chick Corea - African Shakers, Arp Odyssey, Arranger, Composer, Concept, Cover Art Concept, Cowbell, Fender Rhodes, Finger Cymbals, Keyboards, Liner Notes, Marimba, Mini Moog, Moog Synthesizer, Oberheim 8 Voice, Original Session Producer, Piano, Piano (Electric), Polymoog, Primary Artist, Producer, Synthesizer
Mike Doud - Art Direction
Joe Farrell - Flute, Guest Artist, Piccolo, Sax (Tenor)
Jamie Faunt - Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
Steve Gadd - Drums, Guest Artist
Stanley Gainsforth - Photography
Eddie Gomez - Bass, Bass (Acoustic), Guest Artist
Bernie Grundman - Mastering
Herbie Hancock - Fender Rhodes, Guest Artist, Keyboards, Piano (Electric)
Dennis Karmazyn - Cello
Bernie Kirsch - Engineer
Bernie Kirsh - Engineer
Mike Manoogian - Design, Lettering
Harvey Mason, Sr. - Drums, Guest Artist
Gayle Moran - Composer, Guest Artist, Vocals
Ron Moss - Personal Manager, Trombone
Michael Nowack - Viola
Harvey Pekar - Liner Notes
John Rosenberg - Trumpet
John Thomas - Trumpet
Charles Veal - Violin
Ken Yerke - Violin
Kenneth Yerke - Violin

I'm going to keep this short and to the point. In my opinion this is a highly overlooked gem. Chick assembled an amazing cast for this album with Steve Gadd on drums, Eddie Gomez on upright bass, and Joe Farrell on tenor sax and flute. The core group is augmented by a small orchestra and the vocals that appear on a few tracks are by Corea's wife Gayle Morgan. Herbie Hancock joins Corea on the last track playing Rhodes and synth. I think the all music review and 2 and a half star rating is really unfair so hopefully what I've wrote will inspire you to check out The Mad Hatter for yourself. I'll admit whole heartedly that sections of this album are dated like the lead off tune "The Woods" where Chick attempts to create the sounds of the woods using the synths of the time. I wouldn't have led off with a piece like that cuz I'm sure many listeners had a tough time getting past that first track but once you get past it the music improves drastically peaking first with Chick's blazing post bop barn burner "Humpty Dumpty" that features just the quartet of Eddie Gomez on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Joe Farrell on tenor sax and Chick on acoustic piano. For me this is the best tune on the album. Joe Farrell and Eddie Gomez are killing it! The last three tracks are also top self tunes especially "Dear Alice" which has a great solo intro by Eddie Gomez who's just eating his acoustic bass for breakfast with great chops and musicality. Chick is in top form throughout in my opinion the 70s were a peak time for Corea artistically. Check out this album I guarantee if you're a music lover you'll appreciate it and perhaps you may love it like me.
Somehow the presence of Gayle Morgan on vocals lessens any Corea effort. She's a fine singer but when she's on board the music sounds too much like Renaissance, a band that has it's faithful but has never clicked for me.
un disco absolutamente disfrutable, musica docta,latina jazz y un poco de electrónica perfectamente hay notas ni silencios en falso. un despliegue de talento
It's so easy
I´m partial to Alice, I do believe it´s we who cannot see that her world is more real. Chick acknowledges this in the music, ending in an explosion of sounds with the Rhapsody. Listened to this album while painting the outhouse at my mothers, on cassette mind you, and on side b I had the trout mask replica. So the The Woods part was no challenge, but an overlooked gem in Coreas career.
Music 9/10Artistic production 10/10Recording production 8/10