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Chick Corea: The Montreux Years

Read "The Montreux Years" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Did Chick Corea ever disappoint? Did he ever fail to cast a sense of wonderment and community on any live performance? Did his mischievous hands ever land on a bad note? If so, it seems never happened at the Montreux Jazz Festival, where Corea spun his spell twenty-three times over the years, and certainly not on the fabulously curated The Montreux Years. Available in a host of configurations, the set blasts off with “Fingerprints" from 2001with Christian McBride ...


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Chick Corea: The Montreux Years

Read "The Montreux Years" reviewed by Doug Collette

If there is anything more ambitious than curating an extensive, comprehensive collection covering the history of an artist, it is collating selected works which vividly outline a particular timeline or theme. Chick Corea's The Montreux Years is a fine example of the latter; this seventh edition in the archive series devoted to the iconic festival not only reflects the late composer and pianist's technical skills, but also his eclectic stylistic tastes. And that is not to mention his fondness for ...


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Remembering Chick Corea

Read "Remembering Chick Corea" reviewed by Len Davis

We remember Chick Corea on the first anniversary of his passing—Return To Forever, Elektric Band, and music from his collaborations with Steve Gadd and John McLaughlin. Plus music from the Moonjune Records sampler. Playlist Return To Forever “Theme To the Mothership" from Hymn Of The Second Galaxy (Polydor) 00:00 Chick Corea Electric Band “King Cockroach from Chick Corea Electric Band (GRP) 08:10 Chick Corea-Steve Gadd Band"Chick Chums" from Chinese Butterfly (Stretch) 16:21 John McLaughlin-Chick Corea"In A Silent Way/It's ...


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Chick Corea Akoustic Band: Live!

Read "Live!" reviewed by Jim Worsley

A posthumous review of a live record sounds like an oxymoron. Particularly when it seems that Chick Corea was with us only yesterday. The sound of this record is lively, bright, and imbued with a richness of colors. The trio of Corea, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Dave Weckl can take your breath away in an instant. This addition to their rich library is played with as much enthusiasm as it is heart, and with as much passion as it ...


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Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci & Dave Weckl: Live!

Read "Live!" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Anyone still needing dogged proof that the late Chick Corea (in September 2021 it feels like ages since he passed, but it was only February) ever played anything less than a joyful note best have their cursor hovering over the purchase button when Chick Corea Akoustic Band Live drops. On this first posthumous release, Corea (sort of) reunites the muscle of The Chick Corea Elektric Band with his totally simpatico rhythm section, namely bassist John Patitucci and drummer ...


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Chick Corea final tributes, plus new Australian Jazz from The Andy Sugg Group and new music from Jane Getter Premonition

Read "Chick Corea final tributes, plus new Australian Jazz from The Andy Sugg Group and new music from Jane Getter Premonition" reviewed by Len Davis

Our final tribute to Chick Corea, the Andy Sugg Group's new release Grand & Union plus a preview of the upcoming release from Dave Holland, and some rock fusion from guitarist Jane Getter and her new release Anomalia. Playlist Chick Corea “Tap Step" from Tap Step (Stretch) 00:00 Chick Corea “Nite Sprite" from The Leprechaun (Polydor) 07:46 Chick Corea “Humpty Dumpty" from The Mad Hatter (Verve) 15:36 The Andy Sugg Group “Grand & Union" from Grand & Union ...


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A Tribute to Chick and Milford

Read "A Tribute to Chick and Milford" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This show honours two great figures in jazz who passed away recently. Chick Corea, an outstanding pianist and a great composer, and, Milford Graves a master percussionist, who was one of the giants of the improvised music community. I have selected music from across their respective careers as a tribute to their contribution to music. Playlist Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul “Nefertiti" from A.R.C.(ECM) 00:00 Wayne Shorter “Moto Grosso Feio" from Moto Grosso Feio (Blue Note) 10:41 ...


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