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The Winners Of The 2020 All About Jazz Fantasy Festival Poll

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We conducted three polls in 2020 with the goal of identifying the top jazz record labels, the top jazz cities, as well as who our readers would book at their “fantasy" jazz festival. Of the 117,600+ musicians and bands listed in our database, the following received the most fantasy festival votes: 1Chick Corea2Pat Metheny3Herbie Hancock4Bill Frisell5Christian McBride6Brian Blade7Dave Holland8Keith Jarrett9Kamasi Washington10Carla Bley11John McLaughlin12John Scofield13Mary Halvorson14Wayne Shorter15Chris Potter16Brad Mehldau17Maria Schneider18Charles Lloyd19Vijay Iyer20Esperanza Spalding21Snarky Puppy22Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah23Henry Threadgill24Joshua Redman25Jazzmeia ...


Chick Corea: In The Present Tense

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What can you say about music icon Chick Corea that hasn't already been said? His past, his career has been honored, dissected, and revered. As it should be. A composer and pianist of unparalleled skills and accomplishments, Corea's place in music history continues to plateau. In conversation with Corea, we centered mostly on what hasn't been said. We talked extensively about his new record and his new academy. Oh, we managed to go as far back as the fifties as ...


Chick Corea, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Brand X and More

Read "Chick Corea, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Brand X and More" reviewed by Len Davis

This week we explore the world of classic '70s fusion, '90s electric guitar jazz after opening with Isolation, an album recorded during these lockdown months. Playlist The Backstage “Some Skunk Blues" from Isolation (Reingold Records) 00:00 Chick Corea “Night Sprite" from The Leprechaun (Verve) 08:23 Weather Report “Black Market" from Black Market (Columbia) 16:46 Brand X “Access To Data Masques (Charisma) 25:09 Mahavishnu Orchestra “Dream" from Between Nothingness and Eternity (Columbia) 33:32 Mike Stern “Chief" from Jigsaw (Atlantic ...


Chick Corea: Plays

Read "Plays" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Imagine having the opportunity to be in Chick Corea's living room. To hear him speak personally, with poignance and humor. To listen to him play, completely relaxed, as if with select family and friends. You need only close your eyes, and you are there. Corea takes you by the hand and welcomes you into an intimate gathering. He is as concerned with your comfort and ability to enjoy as he is with his nuanced note selections and seamless presentation of ...


Piano Forte: Chick Corea & Ran Blake/Frank Carlberg

Read "Piano Forte: Chick Corea & Ran Blake/Frank Carlberg" reviewed by Doug Collette

Originally classified as a percussion device, the piano these days is also generally considered a stringed instrument and, certainly under the right hands, those eighty-eight keys have the ability to conjure up fluid lines that effectively combine melody and rhythm. It is hardly a surprise then that such a versatile tool has evolved into one of the fundamental components in the realm of jazz: not only does the piano lend itself to all manner of mixes with other instruments including ...


Chick Corea: Plays

Read "Plays" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

As we huddle and binge on our national and moral failings, having as buoyant and engaging an artist come into our homes, as Chick Corea does on Plays, is simply a great, beautiful thing, and one of the core reasons that, even in the face of the daily ire, the majority of us hold tight the better part of ourselves in order to share it with the greater whole. It is not a matter of greatest performance of ...


Chick Corea in the Fusion Era - Acoustic and Electric (1966 - 1973)

Read "Chick Corea in the Fusion Era - Acoustic and Electric (1966 - 1973)" reviewed by Russell Perry

Chick Corea began recording as a sideman for artists like Mongo Santamaria, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann and Cal Tjader in 1962. In 1966, he started his career as a leader, while still touring with Stan Getz. Like many others, his studio work and touring with Miles Davis from 1968--1970 raised his profile, leading him to a career that split between the newly emerging electric fusion music and acoustic pursuits. Playlist Host Intro 0:00 Chick Corea Trio “Tones for ...


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