Spain (Cover)

Former user wrote on 10/17/2016, 2:29 AM

A cover song of "Spain.  This classic piece of music was written and released by the great Jazz pianist/composer, Chick Corea way back in 1973 and was performed by Chick, along with his band, "Return to Forever".  To date, this song has been performed by hundreds of musicians all over the world.  It continues to remain a "classic" till this very day! 

So here's my take.

Please enjoy.



Former user wrote on 10/17/2016, 5:32 AM

Dear Griff, this is without doubt a famous cover, but the fact remains that the way you play it, or if you prefer better, your arrangement is very high level.
all listen to music of any kind, but there is always a style that you have in your heart and mind and that you can play with ease.
this is your case, everything is perfect, it's just a great pleasure to listen to.
However I Said one that this music has never heard and only you and sandro you failed with your skill to make me know something that I was lost

Pat_02 wrote on 10/17/2016, 7:31 AM

Salut mon cher ami,

 maître indéniable du Jazz sous toutes ses formes, et toujours un régal pour mes oreilles, 

Merci pour li'nvitation et très heureux d'écouter à nouveau une de tes supers compositions originale et tellement bien jouéés.

Que ce soit tes propres compositions ou des ré-interprétations, cela enchante toujours mes oreilles exigeantes, c'est toujours délicieux.

Bien que cette musique se raproche beaucoup du Jazz pur et de ses origines, et bien ! malgré cela et ton interprétation de pro et toujours parfaite et originale, j'aime ce morceau comme tous les autres d'ailleurs.

c'est beau, limpide, et mérite des dixaines d'étoiles étincelantes * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

Merci de me faire aimer le Jazz mon ami. 

a peine je commençais à l'écouter que c'était déjà dans mes favoris,

je l'ai écouté 4 fois et je pourais l'écouter encore de nombreuses fois sans me lasser.

ta musique est tellement riche et variée avec des transitions tout en restant dans ce style bien spécial et aimé en général par un public restreint , j'adore la transition située à 43 secondes qui sonne avec cette trompette un peu comme de la musique espagnole ou plutôt Mexicaine, c'est très original et je comprends pourquoi cette musique s'appellle : Spain, Holé !!!

Ta musique reste toujours un mélange de plusieurs styles avec bien sûr une dominante de Jazz, et çà, ça me plaira toujours, c'est indéniable, 

Bravo ! mon ami, très belle prestation, ça vaut le détour comme d'habitude, merci encore, Super ! ça swing à merveilles

C'est çà, l'ouverture d'esprit en musique, et c'est ce que j'ai voulu faire comprendre à beaucoup d'entre nous sur ce site avec mes deux dernières musiques mises en ligne.

En musique, il ne faut pas être fermé et se limiter qu'à un ou deux styles, il faut être ouvert à tout ou presque.

Et moi je le suis et je peux me faire plaisir avec n'importe quelle style de musique, du moment qu'elle ne manque pas d'originalité, de professionnalisme, même du Rap ou Hip hop qu'en général je n'apprécie pas, et bien je peux en apprécier certaines, quand elle sont originales et sortent du lot et dévient vers d'autres styles mélangés.

A bientôt mon cher ami et bonne journée.

Mon dieu que c'est beau la musique et si appaisant d'autant plus quand on en joue,  et que l'on compose, ça nous fait oublier tous nos malheurs, quand on compose et joue, nous somme dans une bulle où on voudrait rester tout le temps, plus rien existe autour de nous et quand on s'arrête, on en revient à la triste réalité des choses, alors on a envie de vite y retourner, .






nafets. wrote on 10/17/2016, 10:57 AM

nicht schlecht,kenne mich mit jazz zwar nicht aus,aber klingt alles sehr professionell !

sehr gute klangbild,knackig der bass...great piano !

ich denke das ist ganz großes kino !


Mondschwester wrote on 10/17/2016, 12:08 PM

Hi Griff!

Nice and jazzy song! I unfortunately don't know the original song but your version sounds fantastic! The instruments complete each other and harmonize pretty well! Great work! Enjoyed it a lot!

All the best

Former user wrote on 10/17/2016, 2:16 PM

Hallo Griff,

Schöne Musik.......gerne gehört....

m f G.



francis-b30 wrote on 10/17/2016, 4:12 PM


TheDJGrandfatherKoeddi wrote on 10/17/2016, 4:38 PM

Grosses Kino

sehr gerne gehört


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Former user wrote on 10/17/2016, 6:54 PM

Friend this piece of music has been performed by many artists,
now heard Stevie Wonder live on London 08;
these days I listened to Ella Fitzgerald
and I have felt a great pleasure in listening to Dianne Reeves, .. That woman !!;
... Friend I can safely say that this piece of music is a great job
I have heard Chick Corea and I think you made a very similar to its interpretation
with the difference that you skip the intro and went directly to the composition
you have put effort into this to give us this great surprise
It has been a great pleasure to return to the world of Jazz always with you
great music, skills, ear .... glory for you dear musician

TrishM wrote on 10/18/2016, 12:14 AM

Well, well, my friend.  I was wondering when you were going to post this.

  As you know, I like this song so much that I posted it in my previous life on here but I'm afraid mine pales in comparison. Not that mine was bad, just different. 

Chick's stuff is difficult to play in my opinion, primarily  because of the intricate rhythms  but you nailed them all and then some. 

This song brings back some good (and not so good) memories from back in the college days.  I have enjoyed the trip and as always, you are the best, Griff.  And I mean that!


Former user wrote on 10/18/2016, 4:01 AM

Hi Griff,
a great version of this famous song, a piece of great class.
So many great musicians have played this song and you're a part of these great musicians.
Have a nice day.


Trommel-Herbert wrote on 10/18/2016, 5:08 AM

Danke für diese, sehr schöne, Interpretation mein lieber Freund. 


Former user wrote on 10/18/2016, 8:00 AM

realy nice track

Father_of_Joy wrote on 10/18/2016, 10:30 AM

A great interpretation by Mr. Jazzman. Awesome, beautiful, fantastic! 


stuallan wrote on 10/18/2016, 11:35 AM

Hi Griff,

Super sweet! 

You certainly made the complicated timings sound effortless. This is a fine example of your virtuosity and keyboard prowess.

Into my fav's it goes.



VOXS wrote on 10/18/2016, 12:28 PM

Hi Griff,

the first question is: where is the spanish guitar?  Ok - I don't know the original version of this song, sorry. But without a doubt this is another wonderful jazz piece performed by you. Maybe the sound overall could be bit brighter - as I hear over my system - or with my damaged ears

Anyhow - I'll hope you and your family feel fine!

Greetings from Hamburg - Andreas

O.K. wrote on 10/18/2016, 12:54 PM

playful, virtuoso, masterly!

but don't "build castles in Spain"!

TrishM wrote on 10/20/2016, 10:15 AM

Hey Griff

I'm very happy to see that "Spain " is  On the Charts, as they say, although it should be #1. I know personally how difficult this song is to play and and how long it takes to perfect it.  You don't post songs too often but when you do, you make sure that everything is as perfect as possible and you play all of the instruments yourself (no loops, no runs no errors - I am a big baseball fan as you know  LOL).  

I also know that you comment on many, many songs and I think it is common courtesy for people to reciprocate the favor but unfortunatly that is not always the case.  It only takes a few minutes to listen to a song and write a brief comment. "What's good for the goose is good for the gander" as they say.

Just sayin'



NorbertSN wrote on 10/21/2016, 6:35 PM

Hey Griff,

Many thanks for your wake-up call, as I didn't check uploaded tracks so much recently - apologies.

This classic is indeed a classic for a reason. And that is for providing all the necessary ingredients for a "sunny Jazz style" which you have, as is the case for all your creations, impersonated and made it your own.

Very nice indeed. Great instrumentation - the piano is simply off the tops.

And the drums do a great foundation work - love the swirls and the cymbal hits.

Bass is sounding wonderfully to that, wrapping the whole package up just the more nicely.

Great indeed - I wouldn't have thought otherwise when I got your message.

Full stars treatment, of course.

All the best, Norbert

HellRaiser wrote on 10/22/2016, 10:22 AM

It's good to have you here. Because we often hear electro stuff in this comm, but you are a specialist for jazz music! Can't remember this melody ... and I am a fan of Chick Corea   Return to Forever is fantastic!!! Your take is really well done. Great music + great sound = *****

Roxall wrote on 10/23/2016, 4:29 AM

I can't say I have heard this tune. 

Regardless. This is pure Jazz with its time signatures, piano solos, some classic jazzy bass. Produced with such skill.

Really pure stuff. 

Remarkable musician ship griffster.

tgfmusica wrote on 10/24/2016, 6:55 AM

Bella esecuzione, mi piace molto, complimenti, 5* da tgfmusica, Gianfranco, ciao

Former user wrote on 10/24/2016, 8:35 AM

Hi Griff!

Sorry, I´m late! Wich other people has composed this track????? I think you and the other make the cover, hahaha. Excelent music from the master of this genre. Hellraiser says the right words. It is good, to have you here. Best Jazz Music, every time. What we want more? Nothing!! Oh I´m wrong - more fantastic music from the MASTER OF JAZZ!!!! Full hand and it goes to my FAV! Thank you again for sharing and for your friendship and for your music. That takes me higher!

Many greets to America


Sandro_Glavina_Channel wrote on 10/24/2016, 3:51 PM

wonderful ! I love Chick Corea - ciao da sandro

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In the period 2009-2022, L'Uomo e L'Ombra has done 84 albums. The compositions of Sandro Glavina are partly influenced by progressive rock. Sandro has developed a personal style with many experimentations and actualizations. He offers music beyond borders by intertwining different styles in crossover with each other. Prog, psychedelia, classical, post-rock, jazz, pop are some of the influences that dissolve in ambient atmospheres, citations of contemporary music and minimalist nuances. Sandro Glavina aka L'Uomo e L'Ombra plays the music using VSTI synthesizers, keyboards and adds some loops. Sandro isn't a professional musician, composes and plays music just for fun, but his works reach a good outcome, pleasant to listen. L'UOMO E L'OMBRA


Dad.on.the.moon wrote on 10/26/2016, 4:31 PM

Bonsoir Griff,

je ne suis un aficionado de cette musique, mais je sais en reconnaitre les grandes qualités dans l'écoute!, votre composition est prodigieuse!, le rythme, la virtuosité du piano et tout les instruments réunis forment un accord parfait qui m'enchante, il y a beaucoup de soleil dans cette musique!, excellent  bravo