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Happy Birthday Chick Corea

Chick Corea turns 60 today, but the venerable pianist shows no sign of slowing down. His new Stretch album, Past, Present and Futures, with bassist Avishai Cohen and drummer Jeff Ballard has been getting a considerable amount of attention and favorable reviews, lending support to the notion Corea is entering another strong period of creativity.

Currently on tour with Cohen and Ballard, Corea will play out the rest of June in Japan before a couple of dates in New York and a short trip overseas to finish the tour in Europe. Before he left for Japan, Corea stopped in his hometown of Chelsea, Mass. where a street was named in his honor.

For a recent review of a live performance by Corea’s New Trio, click here.

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