1976 Chick Corea – My Spanish Heart

My Spanish Heart is the tenth solo album by Chick Corea, recorded and released in 1976. Prominent guest musicians include Corea’s Return to Forever bandmate Stanley Clarke on basses, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, drummer Steve Gadd and Corea’s wife Gayle Moran on vocals.

The album combines jazz fusion pieces and more traditional Latin music pieces. The album includes use of full brass and string sections on some tracks. “El Bozo” suite relies heavily on the use of synthesizers while “Spanish Fantasy” suite is mostly acoustic. The first four tracks form a suite as well. “Armando’s Rhumba” is now widely considered a jazz standard.


1  Love Castle (Chick Corea) 04:45
2  The Gardens (Chick Corea) 03:12
3  Day Danse (Chick Corea) 04:27
4  My Spanish Heart (Chick Corea) 01:38
5  Night Streets (Chick Corea) 06:08
6  The Hilltop (Chick Corea; Stanley Clarke) 06:16
7  The Sky (Chick Corea) 04:57
8  Wind Danse (Chick Corea) 05:00
9  Armando’s Rhumba (Chick Corea) 05:19
10  Prelude To El Bozo (Chick Corea) 01:34
11  El Bozo, Part I (Chick Corea) 02:52
12  El Bozo, Part II (Chick Corea) 02:03
13  El Bozo, Part III (Chick Corea) 05:03
14  Spanish Fantasy, Part I (Chick Corea) 06:06
15  Spanish Fantasy, Part II (Chick Corea) 05:14
16  Spanish Fantasy, Part III (Chick Corea) 03:06
17  Spanish Fantasy, Part IV (Chick Corea) 05:16


Drums Steve Gadd
Fender Rhodes Chick Corea
Organ Chick Corea
Piano Chick Corea
Synthesizer Chick Corea
Cello David Speltz
Trombone Ron Moss
Trumpet John Thomas
Trumpet John Rosenberg
Trumpet Stuart Blumberg
Violin Barry Socher
Violin Connie Kupka
Percussion Don Alias
Vocals Gayle Moran

Other Musicians

2 The Gardens

Acoustic BassStanley Clarke

6 The Hilltop

Acoustic BassStanley Clarke

9 Armando’s Rhumba

Acoustic BassStanley Clarke
ViolinJean-Luc Ponty

14 Spanish Fantasy, Part I

Acoustic BassStanley Clarke

Liner Notes

Producer – Chick Corea
Arranged By – Chick Corea
Engineer – Bernie Kirsh
Engineer (Assistant) – David Holmes, Larry Quinn, Neal Pecman
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig

Art Direction – Mike Doud, Peter Corriston
Calligraphy – Hal Fiedler
Photography – Kenneth McGowan

Mastered At Masterdisk
Mixed At Kendun Recorders
Mixed At Electric Lady Studios
Recorded At Kendun Recorders
Phonographic Copyright Polydor Incorporated
Copyright Polydor Incorporated

Handclaps – Narada Michael Walden (Track 9)