1976 Chick Corea – The Leprechaun

The Leprechaun is the ninth solo album by Chick Corea, recorded and released in 1976. It features horn and string sections, and vocals from Corea’s wife Gayle Moran, formerly of Mahavishnu Orchestra.

The album was recorded during Corea’s time with his jazz fusion group Return to Forever. Though the album is more jazz oriented than anything Return to Forever had produced up to that time, the fusion edge still rings through quite clearly. Corea was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Group for the album and the Grammy Award for the Best Instrumental Arrangement for “Leprechaun’s Dream, Pt. 1” at the 19th Annual Grammy Awards in 1977.


1  Imp’s Welcome (Chick Corea) 02:55
2  Lenore (Chick Corea) 03:26
3  Reverie (Chick Corea) 02:01
4  Looking At The World (Chick Corea; Neville Potter) 05:29
5  Nite Sprite (Chick Corea) 04:37
6  Soft And Gentle (Chick Corea; Gayle Moran) 05:14
7  Pixiland Rag (Chick Corea) 01:17
8  Leprechaun’s Dream (Chick Corea) 13:03


DrumsSteve Gadd
KeyboardsChick Corea
OrganChick Corea
PianoChick Corea
SynthesizerChick Corea
TromboneBill Watrous
TromboneWayne Andre
TrumpetDanny Cahn
TrumpetJohn Gatchell
TrumpetRobert Millikan
CelloFred Sherry
ViolaLouise Schulman
ViolinAnnie Kavafian
ViolinIda Kavafian
PercussionChick Corea
VocalsGayle Moran

Other Musicians

4 Looking At The World

BassAnthony Jackson

5 Nite Sprite

BassAnthony Jackson
HornJoe Farrell
FluteJoe Farrell
SaxJoe Farrell

6 Soft And Gentle

Acoustic GuitarEddie Gomez

8 Leprechaun’s Dream

BassAnthony Jackson
Acoustic BassEddie Gomez
FluteJoe Farrell
HornJoe Farrell
SaxJoe Farrell
TromboneBill Watrous

Liner Notes

Producer – Chick Corea
Arranged By – Chick Corea (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8)
Engineer – Bernie Kirsh
Engineer (Assistant) – Michael Frondelli
Orchestrated By – Chick Corea (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8)

Art Direction, Design – Peter Corriston
Illustration – David Palladini
Photography – Leonid Lubianitsky

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