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Chick Corea is an NEA Jazz Master A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 23-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 63 nominations. He's also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category.

From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process.

Awards

23 Grammy Awards.


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Radio & Podcasts

Bassist Tom Kennedy, Chick Corea Elektrik Band, Oz Noy

Read "Bassist Tom Kennedy, Chick Corea Elektrik Band, Oz Noy" reviewed by Len Davis


New music from bassist Tom Kennedy from New Start, Latin sounds from Tico Y Aguabajo, Chick Corea Elektrik Band The Future Is Now, Katsushito Trio with Tetsuo Sakurai,  Italian guitarist Marco Sfogli, and Oz Noy from Triple Play. The Devine King Project Vol 1, guitarist Ron Bosse and a section on Japanese bands including Taku Yabuki with Modern World Symphony#3 Jizue with Biotop and Ear Candy Jazz Factory Tangerine Peel Jam. Playlist Tom Kennedy “Espiritu del Songo" from New Start (Self ...

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Reassessing

The Electric Years Box Set

Read "The Electric Years Box Set" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


In a year that has brought us a true bounty of previously unheard majesty including Evenings at the Village Gate: John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy (Impulse!), and Bill Evans; Treasures: Solo, Trio & Orchestra Recordings from Denmark (1965-1969), (Elemental Music) it is only fitting that Miles Davis get his due. And in a very, very big way. Seared into modern memory, modern art, the music presented on the gloriously massive, eleven LP set Miles Davis: The Electric Years ...

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Album Review

A.R.C.: A.R.C.

Read "A.R.C." reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Without the exploding theorems of multi-reedist/composer/alchemist Anthony Braxton, A.R.C., the multifarious rhythm trio of Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Barry Altschul, continue the grand work of the short-lived (but most esteemed) quartet Circle on this 1971 reissue and remaster of the exploratory and free flying A.R.C. Corea, who, after a short solo turn would soon break the realm with Return To Forever is especially feisty here, as too is Holland, who would a year hence record Conference of ...

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Album Review

Chick Corea: Sardinia

Read "Sardinia" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Coming amid a flurry of Chick Corea titles set for release in 2023--Candid Records' 10-LP set, Chick Corea Electric Band: The Complete Studio Recordings 1986-1991; the previously unreleased, Corea curated, 2-CD live Electric Band The Future Is Now and ECM's re-release of the pianist's first session for the label as a leader with Dave Holland and Barry Altschul, A.R.C. (1971)--it could be easy to overlook the exquisite music heard on Sardinia. But let's not. For there is something ...

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Liner Notes

Jean-Luc Ponty: Open Mind

Read "Jean-Luc Ponty: Open Mind" reviewed by Peter Rubie


If Individual Choice was the sketchbook of Jean-Luc Ponty's (JLP) decision to take his music in a new direction, Open Mind (1984), released the following year, was a deeper exploration of the emerging world of synthesizers and sequencers and their impact on live (studio) performance. Here, complex rhythmic patterns shift in the background while new sounds appear and disappear on the surface in colorful bursts, and outstanding jazz improvisors create familiar music in new settings. It's almost an audio version ...

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Liner Notes

Larry Coryell: Improvisations: Best of the Vanguard Years

Read "Larry Coryell: Improvisations: Best of the Vanguard Years" reviewed by Josef Woodard


There have been many smoother operators in the world of jazz guitar than Larry Coryell, the brainy rough rider who was a natural-born fusioneer, in the best sense. There have been cleaner technicians on the instrument, with a more lucid sense of identity and careers that have followed a logical, rolling landscape. But not many have quite attained Coryell's strange, madly eclectic state of grace: into music he came, he saw and heard things not yet articulated, he conquered on ...

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Liner Notes

Miles Davis Quintets: Stockholm 1967 & 1969 Revisited

Read "Miles Davis Quintets: Stockholm 1967 & 1969 Revisited" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Let me ask you, how many versions of Miles Davis do you recognize? Let us employ the word 'recognize' in terms of both, to identify and to approve. Listeners new to the world of Miles would be hard pressed to associate the artist seen and heard with Charlie Parker at New York's Three Deuces in 1947 with the same man performing in Montreux, Switzerland some forty years later. Both his look and his sound had changed, making him unrecognizable to ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Sardinia

Candid Records
2023

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A.R.C.

ECM Records
2023

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Electric Chick...

Verve Records
2023

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The Electric Years...

Columbia Records / VMP Anthology
2023

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