Flavio Cucchi in recital
A quintessential quintet of contemporary composers
The jazz legend Chick Corea and world-renowned Italian guitarist Flavio Cucchi have known each other since the late 1980s. This recording features Corea’s only work written expressly for the guitar, Six Ruminations, heard in a new version by Cucchi, as well as Cucchi’s arrangement for two guitars of the magical, haiku-like 12 Children’s Songs. The album continues with Alfonso Borghese’s charming Habanera d’Autunno, the famous Egberto Gismonti piece, Agua e vinho, Giulio Clementi’s evocation of bygone dance hall days and the folk-infused English Suite by John Duarte.
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Chick Corea’s Six Ruminations
Alfonso Borghese’s Habanera d’Autunno