New Jazz Release: Chick Corea | “MARIKA GROOVE” (Coming April 3rd, 2012)

Premiere Recording of Chick Corea’s MARIKA GROOVE to be released by Big Round Records on April 3, 2012


(Portsmouth
NH) – Big Round Records is proud to announce the world premiere
recording of Chick Corea’s “Marika Groove, “ available on iTunes on
April 3, 2012.

“Marika Groove” is a twelve-minute instrumental
tour-de-force by Chick Corea written for virtuoso marimba soloist Mika
Yoshida and Grammy®-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. Drummer Steve
Gadd and bassist Eddie Gomez join Yoshida and Stoltzman to capture
Corea’s composition in a sprawling, ebullient track featuring
finely-honed instrumental interplay, muscular rhythmic structures, and
ceaselessly inventive melodies, which Yoshida delivers with her
signature inspiration and aplomb. The track was recorded at Avatar
Studios in New York NY, engineered by Jay Messina and produced by Gadd
and Yoshika.

“Creating this composition for Mika Yoshida was a
pure joy, ” says composer Chick Corea. “Her only request to the composer
was to have ‘groove’ be part of the composition. So groove we have –
especially for the special premiere with the great Steve Gadd and
virtuosic Eddie Gomez. And a special joy to also write for my old friend
Richard Stoltzman – the rubato solo in the middle is written especially
for him.”

“We are delighted to release and premiere such an
outstanding and historic recording as this, ” says Big Round parent
company PARMA Recordings CEO Bob Lord. “We have had a longstanding,
fruitful musical relationship with Mika Yoshida and Richard Stoltzman,
and this marks a new and significant chapter in our collaboration.”

“Marika
Groove” will be available on iTunes on April 3rd, 2012, a day ahead of
its April 4th premiere performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. This is
the second release from Big Round Records featuring the
Yoshida/Gadd/Gomez trio, following the highly acclaimed live DVD, MIKA
MARIMBA MADNESS.

About Big Round Records

Big Round Records,
an imprint of the New Hampshire-based PARMA Recordings, is dedicated to
presenting world-class musicians doing what they do best: smash the
walls of genre and create groundbreaking new sounds while keeping one
foot firmly rooted in tradition. Overdriven bassoons, orchestra-backed
swing groups, blues-inflected Zydeco, outlandish arrangements of Disney
songs, and modern-protest tunes is just a small slice of what you’ll
hear on our releases, which feature some of today’s most
forward-thinking and respected artists such as Branford Marsalis, Mika
Yoshida, Richard Stoltzman, John Hall (Orleans), Steve Gadd, Andy Jaffe,
Eddie Gomez, Tony Oxley, and many more. Out of the box? With Big Round,
there is no box. Visit www.bigroundrecords.com for more information.

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