Album of the Day
Jazz pianist Chick Corea had paid his dues as a sideman for the likes of Miles Davis before checking into Atlantic Records' New York studios to cut his solo debut, TONES FOR JOAN'S BONES. Labelmate Herbie Mann handled production chores on that fine 1967 collection, which was re-released in 1973 as part of the double album INNER SPACE. The four TONES originals are there joined by two previously unreleased tracks from the same sessions, which teamed Corea with trumpeter Woody Shaw, flutist/saxophonist Joe Farrell, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Joe Chambers; rounding out the 2-LP set are a pair of recordings (“Trio for Flute, Bassoon and Piano” and the superb “Windows”) that Chick made with flutist Hubert Laws around the same time. Corea was born on this day in 1941, and we'll celebrate the birthday with a trip to INNER SPACE.