06/06/12

Chick Corea and Gary Burton to Release New Duets Album

‘Hot House’ set for release Sept. 4 on Concord Jazz

Chick Corea and Gary Burton will release a new collaborative album, Hot House, Sept. 4, on Concord Jazz. The new duets project from the pianist and vibraphonist, who first played together 40 years ago, is described in a press release as “a collection of 10 songs that draws from the work of some of their favorite composers from the 1940s through the 1960s.”

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Gary Burton in performance at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia
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Chick Corea and Gary Burton

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The tracks include Art Tatum’s “Can’t We Be Friends” and the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.” Two Antonio Carlos Jobim tunes, “Chega de Saudade” and “Once I Loved,” are performed, as are Bill Evans’ “Time Remembered” and “Strange Meadow Lark,” from Dave Brubeck’s Time Out. Other tracks include the Tadd Dameron-penned title track, Thelonious Monk’s “Light Blue” and Corea’s “Mozart Goes Dancing.”

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