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Chick Corea

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Corea hosted his own "This Is Your Life" for his 60th birthday with a series of reunion performances in New York, portions of which are featured on this double CD. It's a bit uneven in quality, but still worthwhile for fans and "single album" new listeners wanting a more contemporary overview of his work. DVD versions of specific performances were planned at the time of this writing.

To The Stars (2004)

Corea reunites his Elektric Band for a collection of songs based on one of L. Ron Hubbard's writings, resulting in a set of high-energy fusion mixed with some synth-heavy space-like themes. In many ways it feels like no time has elapsed since the group's breakup more than a decade ago, with the players weaving dense but always interesting canvases out of Corea's compositions. It is an above-average album, but a lack of noteworthy solos is disappointing.

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