The Story behind my First Meeting with Chick Corea
Inside out is a masterpiece, or what i’ll call “The Masterpiece”. The 4 part tunes Tale from the Daring, is for me one of the most amazing piece of music ever recorded.
This album was litterally Bartok meeting Jazz Fusion. one of the most amazing piece of Art and music which came in my life at this moment.
I remember litterally running from the highschool to the CD music store in my town to buy the “new release” of the Chick Corea Elektric Band, like if santa told me “run !! there is a gift who wait you there !”
I remember coming back at home with the record, like i’m wearing some piece out of an indiana Jones movie, turning on my Sony CD player. We were in 1990, i was 16 years old, and i was not yet able to play Chick’s music on piano in the “right” or “good” way, and didn’t meet yet, my second “Musical Master”, Pianist Robert Persi.
I remember to put the disc into the CD player, and hit “Play” listening to the opening title from the record, “Inside Out”. Remembering telling “Shut up !” to my mum who wanted to talk to me while i was listening to the record… “Shut up, it’s the new chick’s album !! i’m listening !” ! lol..
This is the kind of album that you discover at each listening, and on the first listening, you don’t know what to think or to tell, kind of “What IS THAT ?” lol…
(Pictures taken by me, sorry for the blurry effect on them, but we were not allowed to use or own any Flash lighting gear, fortunatly I was aware of that and I had a High sensitive Film with me to take the pictures, but at 16 years old, I was not “that good” to take pictures with a Camera which, back then , didn’t had any stabilisation effect, with such a film sensitive !)
Didier Martini, 16th February 2021.