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Chick Corea to Release ‘The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Chamber Orchestra’

“A dream come true,” says the keyboardist

Chick Corea performing with his Freedom Band at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010

Chick Corea will release The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Chamber Orchestra Feb. 7. The two-disc set is on Deutsche Grammophon.

Disc one of The Continents is composed of six sections depicting Africa, the Americas, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, and Europe and is described as a globally inspired concerto for jazz quintet and chamber orchestra. The work was conducted by Steven Mercurio and performed with an all-star New York orchestra, including members of the Harlem String Quartet and Imani Winds, among others. The Jazz Quintet consists of Corea, piano; Steve Davis, trombone; Tim Garland, reeds; Hans Glawischnig, bass; and Marcus Gilmore, drums. Disc two features new solo and quintet jazz recordings.

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