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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 ...

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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 ...

ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

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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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Chick Corea: Trilogy 2

Read "Trilogy 2" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

In his restless and adventurous sixty year career, Chick Corea has presented his music in a myriad of assemblages, from sideman to leader, solo, duo, quartet, quintet, fusion, traditional, classical, flamenco, world music, etc. And bless him for it. But if truth be told, perhaps the time tested piano trio is the truest representation of his creative trajectory and imaginings. Even a nickel tour through his discography reveals deep riches. From 1968, with Roy Haynes and Miroslav Vitous ...

LIVE REVIEW

The Chick Corea Trilogy At The Flynn Center

Read "The Chick Corea Trilogy At The Flynn Center" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride and Brian Blade The Flynn Center For The Performing Arts Burlington, Vermont October 15, 2019 The Chick Corea Trilogy may have played it safe on the Flynn Mainstage October 15th, but that didn't prevent frequent eruptions of robust applause from around the stately venue during the pair of sets or whoops and hollers, plus awed expressions of 'Wow!," at various points over the course of the nearly two-hour ...

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Chick Corea: Mr. Eclectic

Read "Chick Corea: Mr. Eclectic" reviewed by Doug Collette

It's altogether plausible to posit Chick Corea's career as one of, if not the most, colorful in all of contemporary jazz. And that very declaration arrives apart from recognition of the varied shapes and sizes of the groups he dubbed 'Return To Forever.' In recent years, apart from notable collaborations on stage and in the studio with the likes of Bela Fleck and Gary Burton, the keyboardist/composer has regularly commandeered his Electrik Band in addition to the group he co-leads ...


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