Medium Tempo Jazz Ballad
As recorded by Mats Holmquist Big Bad Band (Caprice Records 2003).
Beautiful ballad with very unusual and interesting chord changes. From Chicks' slightly lesser-known album Touchstone. Holmquist's arrangement features first of all guitar but also trumpet 5. There are unusual colours in woodwinds and muted brass. The piece has a mysterious and ethereal feeling and it gives your harmonically skilled guitarist an unusual opportunity to shine. Beautiful ballad.
"However it is Holmquist's inventive arrangements, which are a logical extension of Corea's original performances, that are the real stars. Recommended.”
****1/2 Scott Yanow, Allmusic.com
….”For those who appreciate Chick Corea and admire superlative big bands, it doesn’t get much better than this."
Jack Bowers, AllAboutJazz
”Mats Holmquist is one of the jazz world’s finest composers and arrangers."
Ric Bang, JazzScan
Standard Big Band (5/5/4/4)
Flute 1/Piccolo, Flute 2, Flute 3, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Flugelhorns