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Chick Corea / John McLaughlin: Five Peace Band Live

Read "Five Peace Band Live" reviewed by Chris Kompanek

From the psychedelic cover art to the expansive and innovative playing, Five Peace Band Live is a throwback to the great live albums Miles Davis made in the late-1960s-1970s, with some of the same musicians. Chick Corea and John McLaughlin actually met in 1969 during the recording sessions that would become the classic fusion albums In ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Christian McBride: Getting the Inside Straight

Read "Christian McBride: Getting the Inside Straight" reviewed by Esther Berlanga-Ryan

If we think about it for a little while, it's possible to believe that there is something almost mystic and undeniably powerful about jazz. The way it developed through the years and its constant ignition-like energy; the creativity of those who lead the way and those who continue the journey today; the improvisation that takes over ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White: Forever Fine in Dusseldorf

Read "Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White: Forever Fine in Dusseldorf" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Corea, Clarke, and White
Tonhalle
Dusseldorf, Germany
November 4, 2009
An acoustic visit by these long journeying, top tier collaborators brought fresh perspective to their work, and thus to both the ups and downs of a widely touted gig. Happily, for the relatively small crowd, there were far more ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Five Peace Band at The Flynn, Burlington Vermont, May 1, 2009

Read "The Five Peace Band at The Flynn, Burlington Vermont, May 1, 2009" reviewed by Doug Collette


The Five Peace Band
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Burlington, Vermont
May 1, 2009

The whole that is The Five Peace Band certainly seems to be less than the sum of its parts, at least as they played the final concert of their extended tour at The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

John McLaughlin/Chick Corea: Five Peace Band, Montreal, Canada, April 28, 2009

Read "John McLaughlin/Chick Corea: Five Peace Band, Montreal, Canada, April 28, 2009" reviewed by John Kelman

John McLaughlin / Chick Corea
Five Peace Band
Salle Wilfred-Pelletier
Montreal, Canada
April 28, 2009


The chance to experience the evolution of a one-time group over the course of a single tour is a rare one. Even if a live album is released, it's more often than not recorded ...

Chick Corea / John McLaughlin: Five Peace Band Live

Read "Five Peace Band Live" reviewed by John Kelman

Superstar collaborations often look good on paper but don't pan out in reality, so it's a real pleasure to see that the pairing of two modern legends--keyboardist Chick Corea and guitarist John McLaughlin--is far more than some marketing representative's wet dream. Teaming with three younger players who add their own cachet--saxophonist Kenny Garrett, bassist Christian McBride ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Brian Blade: Songs From His Heart

Read "Brian Blade: Songs From His Heart" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Known in the jazz world for his slick and superlative drumming skills, Brian Blade is engaged in making other musical statements these days. Statements that are outside the jazz genre, but are an essential part of this enlightened man and serious musician whose musical tastes run “between Bela Bartok and Wayne Shorter to Al Green," who, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Five Peace Band

Read "Five Peace Band" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Five Peace Band
Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO
March 25, 2009

The reunion of Chick Corea and John McLaughlin—together for the first substantial time since their days with Miles Davis recording In a Silent Way(Columbia, 1969) and Bitches Brew—may be the most obvious feature of their new collaboration, Five Peace Band; ...