Marc Bessant

graphic art and design

Chick Corea – The Continents

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I recently wrapped up this latest double CD Digipack for Chick Corea, a new composition “in the spirit of Mozart” — where jazz, Latin, and classical converge into a globally inspired concerto for jazz quintet and chamber orchestra. The Continents is performed by Corea with an all-star orchestra including members of the Harlem String Quartet and Imani Winds, among others — and conducted by Steven Mercurio at the Manhattan Center Studios.

The cover shows a hanging sculpture – ‘Roll’ – by Swedish artist  Stefan Fransson that is a mixed-media piece made out of Piano strings,vinyl and metal. The idea was to show a 3-Dimensional drawing, the strings working as lines in space, I thought the sculptures continuous sense of  motion, free flowing energy and inter-connected plates were not only indicative of the title but of the project as a whole.