The Vigil

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The Vigil
Chick Corea The Vigil.jpg
Studio album by Chick Corea
Released 6 August 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre Jazz, Jazz fusion
Length 77:26
Label Concord
Producer Chick Corea
Chick Corea chronology
Hot House
(2012)Hot House2012
The Vigil

The Vigil is an album recorded by Chick Corea and released sixth of August 2013. In the Billboard Jazz albums charts the album peaked at number 4.[1] The album won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chick Corea.

1."Galaxy 32 Star 4"8:20
2."Planet Chia"11:07
3."Portals to Forever"16:04
5."Outside of Space"5:00
6."Pledge for Peace"17:36


Additional musicians
Other credits
  • Marc Bessant — graphic design
  • Bob Cetti — assistant engineer
  • C. Taylor Crothers — photography
  • Bernie Grundman — mastering
  • Bernie Kirsh — engineer, mixing
  • Dan Muse — liner note coordination
  • Bill Rooney — management
  • Robert Schoeller — cover art
  • Buck Snow — mixing

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
All About Jazz4/5 stars[3]
Guardian4/5 stars[4]
Jazz Times(not rated)[5]

Thom Jurek from Allmusic wrote, "These seven tunes (five are over ten minutes) reflect some of Corea's richest writing and arranging in years." He praises the band as exciting "as much for its potential as for the multifaceted talent the group members put on display here".[2] John Kelman of All About Jazz comments, "The Vigil is certainly Corea's best electric album in decades,..., he's not made a single recording of new material anything like The Vigil in decades".[3] John Fordham of the Guardian wrote, "Pianist Chick Corea, now 71, sounds on scintillating form here (...). The title apparently represents the vigil of jazz's elder statespersons in cherishing their pasts – but this unexpectedly full-on set is all about celebrating and reinventing, not polishing silverware."[4] Steve Greenlee from Jazz Times stated, "This is, in fact, the most exciting music Corea has released in many years, and it features the most virile new writing that Corea has offered in a quarter-century (or more)."[5] Hernan Campbell from Sputnikmusic summarized his review, "He's like a mad scientist at work in this album, combining the elements that made his previous albums so enthralling (...) and breathes life to a new embodiment of masterful ingenuity."[6] The album won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2013 Billboard Jazz Albums 4[1]


  1. ^ a b "The Vigil - Chick Corea | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "The Vigil - Chick Corea | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Kelman, John (28 August 2013). "Chick Corea: The Vigil". Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Fordham, John (8 August 2013). "Chick Corea: The Vigil – review | Music | The Guardian". Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Greenlee, Steve (27 October 2013). "Jazz Reviews: The VigilChick Corea - By Steve Greenlee — Jazz Articles". Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Campbell, Hernan (9 September 2013). "Review: Chick Corea - The Vigil | Sputnikmusic". Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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