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Spain

A modern jazz standard by Chick Corea.

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Oct 1, 2011 • VIEWS: 2 • LESSON CODE: UL419

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: repertoirejazz

Spain is an instrumental jazz fusion composition by jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea. It is probably Corea's most prominent piece, and some would consider it a modern jazz standard.

Spain was composed in 1971 and appeared in its original (and most well-known) rendition on the album Light as a Feather, with performances by Corea (Rhodes electric piano), Airto Moreira (drums), Flora Purim (vocals and percussion), Stanley Clarke (bass), and Joe Farrell (flute). It has been recorded in several versions, by Corea himself as well as by other artists.

The Light as a Feather version of Spain received two Grammy nominations, for Best Instrumental Arrangement and for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance by a Group. In 2001, Corea was awarded the Best Instrumental Arrangement Grammy for "Spain for Sextet and Orchestra".


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Spain - Melody and Chord Ukulele Arrangement
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Melody and chord ukulele arrangement for C tuning. Standard music notation and Ukulele TAB.

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