Chick Corea

From22 January 2019to20 July 2019

Chick Corea

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Chick Corea (born June 12, 1941) is the stage name of Armando Anthony Corea, is one of the most influential jazzman on the 20th Century, a talented pianist, keyboard and composer from Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S.

Corea, born of Italian and Spanish descent, was introduced to the pinao aged four by his jazz trumpet playing father. Surrounded by jazz music Corea’s early influences were from bebop stars such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Lester Young. After learning the drums – which would influence Corea’s use of the piano as a percussion instrument – he was taught by the concert pianist Salvatore Sullo, adding a classical composition string to the musician’s bow.

Corea gained a heap of musical experience in the 1960s playing with the bands of Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Man and Stan Getz. Through such experience the pianist made his recording debut in 1966 with “Tones for Joan’s Bone” a hard bop album with a explosive and propulsive energy.

In 1968 Corea joined Miles Davis’ band and released the albums “Filles de Kilimanjaro” and “In a Silent Way” introducing an avant grade playing style with elements of free jazz improvisation. The 70s spelled an electric, experimental period, after departing from the avant-garde acoustic act Circle, Corea formed the Brazilian fusion band Return to Forever, played a number of duet tours with Gary Burton and Herbie Hancock, and composed his own classical pieces.

From 1985 Corea formed the fusion group the Elektric Band and to even out his music style the band Akoustic Trio a few years later. The jazzman’s ability to continue to develop and explore new styles of music and fuse handfuls of music influences is what has defined Corea a tour de force in modern jazz. He signed a deal with GRP Records in 1989 which released ten of Corea’s subsequent albums, started his own label titled Stretch Recordsin 1992, and began taking a big interest in classical music.

Early in the new millennium the pianist and composer released a string of piano and jazz albums from “Solo Piano: Originals” (2000), “Past, Present & Futures” (2001), “Rendezvous in New York” (2003), “To the Stars” (2004) and “The Ultimate Adventure” (2006). As well as collaborations with banjoist Béla Fleck, vibraphonist Gary Burton and a series of power-trio recordings titled “Five Trios”.

In 2008 Corea re-joined forces with John McLaughlin who he had played with in Miles Davis’ band, who with a host of other musicians recorded “Five Peace Band: Live” and led to the label Concord rereleasing Return to Forever’s four albums. A few years later in 2012, alongside Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian, he recorded and released “Further Exploration”, and Deutsche Gramophone issued “Corea: The Continents Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Chamber Orchestra in February. Chick Corea & The Vigil has been the pianist’s most recent endeavour featuring bassist Hadrien Feraud and Marcus Gilmore on drums.

The jazz icon has been nominated for 59 Grammy Award of which he has won twenty, his 1968 album “How He Sings, How He Sobs” has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and Corea continues to be one of the most influential jazz players of modern times.

 

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Chick Corea

with Chestnut

KKL Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

 

Friday 12 April 2019

Chick Corea

with Christian McBride and Brian Blade

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark, NJ, US

 

Friday 26 April 2019

Chick Corea

with Béla Fleck

Tilles Center Concert Hall, Brookville, NY, US

 

Saturday 27 April 2019

Chick Corea

with Béla Fleck

Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA, US

 

Sunday 28 April 2019

Chick Corea

with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

The Cabot Performing Arts Center, Beverly, MA, US

 

Monday 06 May 2019

Chick Corea

with Béla Fleck

Teatro Metropólitan, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Wednesday 08 May 2019

Chick Corea

with Béla Fleck

Majestic Theatre, Dallas, TX, US

 

Friday 10 May 2019

Chick Corea

The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, US

 

Saturday 20 July 2019

Chick Corea

Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich, Germany

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