Joshua Bell, one of the world’s truly great violinists, invited Chick into the recording studio this week. Chick brought a virtuoso new arrangement of “Greensleeves,” which they recorded as a gorgeous duet showcase.
View on Chick’s blog!
The workshop in Cincinnati on Apr. 22 was fun. The high school students that performed were really talented. The best part of the day was the jams we had together.
One student had heard that I liked to play the drums and so asked if I would play them – - so I got to jam with the jazz band on drums – that was a kick for me (pun intended We played “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got that Swing” > > >
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Gayle Moran Corea, the only person to have performed and recorded with the Mahavishnu Orchestra and also Return to Forever (and, as it happens, Chick’s lovely wife) is singing at Carnegie Hall this month!
When: May 30 / 8pm
Where: Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall
Tickets: Available Here
Gayle will join Mika & Richard Stoltzman for their much-anticipated New Genre! Part 2 concert, premiering new compositions, plus freshly arranged Chick Corea tunes.
In case you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Gayle sing live, it’s one of the most transfixing performances you’ll ever hear.
Don’t miss this exclusive concert — reserve your seats now!
Chick will be performing at the Grammys! Catch Chick on the Grammy telecast, with Stanley Clarke and Kenny Garrett, in honor of Dave Brubeck, this Sunday, Feb. 10, 8pm on CBS. See you there!
Which Songs Do You Want to Hear?
Chick’s written a whole new song book for his brand-new band (featuring the leading lights of next-generation jazz).
But he also wants to make sure to include some of the Corea classics that you’d like to hear as well.
Which Chick standards would you like to hear in his new band’s live setlist?
Chick was nominated for 5 Grammy Awards! Best Jazz Instrumental Album (Hot House and Further Explorations), Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Alice in Wonderland and Hot House) and Best Instrumental Composition (Mozart Goes Dancing)!
I would like to send warm thoughts and personal condolences from my wife and myself to Iola Brubeck and all the Brubeck family. It’s a great loss to suddenly not have Dave with us in physical form. Of course the legacy of innovation and amazing creativity that he has left for us is the spiritual treasure that will only grow in value as time advances.
I have the highest admiration for Dave, who has been an inspiration to me and my music for a lifetime. He might never know how much his encouragement of me and my music has meant to me – but this is the truth. Gayle and I treasure the friendship that we had with him and have with his amazing wife Iola.
Gary Burton and I recorded his gorgeous ballad “Strange Meadowlark” on our Hot Houserecording and sent a copy to him which I believe he listened to and enjoyed. I’m happy for that last opportunity to pay tribute to a mentor, a master artist and a dear friend.
Has anyone ever noticed that Dave was among the first “fusion music” composers? Well I think he was, with his 1959 masterpiece Time Out. And he never stopped creating, touring, recording and performing for his whole long and wonderfully creative life.
Dave, we send you our love and admiration.
Chick & Gayle Corea
My Madrid Band
3 encores, and a 4th bow with that little flamenco tune that Jorge and Niño played and we danced and sang.
Total key out - me, band, audience, promoters
Great way to end the tour
The Trio is a Hit!!
Chick & Gary Burton "Both Great and Virtuosic"
Chick won his 3rd Latin Grammy last night!
Further Explorations with Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian took home Best Instrumental Album - Chick’s second win in a row in that category!
Thanks to the Ottawa Citizen for the fantastic review of Chick & Gary Burton’s Hot House live tour! “Both great and virtuosic …impeccably phrased unisons, rhapsodic, sweeping solos, and utter mastery of time and rhythm.” - Ottawa Citizen