Chick Corea – Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Full Album)

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Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is a jazz piano trio album by Chick Corea, released December 1968 on Solid State Records. In more recent times, it was acquired by EMI/Blue Note and reissued on CD with bonus tracks. The musicians on this album are Corea (piano), Miroslav Vitouš (bass), and Roy Haynes (drums). Aside from the jazz standard “My One and Only Love” and Thelonious Monk’s “Pannonica”, all tracks are original compositions (with some being non-composed free improvisations, such as “The Law of Falling and Catching Up” or “Fragments”). The same line-up recorded on ECM Records in 1981 Trio Music and in 1986 Trio Music, Live in Europe.

In 1999, the single “Now He Sings, Now He Sobs” was given the Grammy Hall of Fame Award. (Wikipedia,

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Age 26 at the time of this recording, and on the brink of gaining major recognition in the jazz world, pianist Chick Corea is featured with a very strong trio that includes bassist Miroslav Vitous and drummer Roy Haynes. The music includes five Corea originals, including “Matrix” and “Steps: What Was.” Listen to how part of “Steps: What Was” has hints at Corea’s future composition “Spain.

Track listing:

Side A:
A1 Steps – What Was  00:04
A2 Matrix 13:51

Side B:
B1 Now He Sings – Now He Sobs  20:17
B2 Now He Beats The Drum – Now He Stops 27:18
B3 The Law Of Falling And Catching Up 37:50

Chick Corea – piano
Roy Haynes – drums
Miroslav Vitous – bass


Solid State Records – SS18039
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo,
US 1968