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A Boston Jazz Weekend, Part Two

Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock, Symphony Hall, 4-12-15

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock perform a Celebrity Series recital at Symphony Hall in Boston on April 12
Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock perform a Celebrity Series recital at Symphony Hall in Boston on April 12
Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock perform a Celebrity Series recital at Symphony Hall in Boston on April 12

This is part two of a two-part column covering a weekend of high-profile jazz programming in Boston. For part one, click here.

Two living legends shared the stage for the Celebrity Series concert at Symphony Hall in Boston on April 12. Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock walked onstage together-Hancock in a gray sport coat, blue tie and gray slacks; Corea in casually sporty white jacket, blue t-shirt and jeans and fluorescent sneakers) and provided their own introductions. “I’d like to officially welcome back one of Boston’s own, Chick Corea,” began Hancock, which led to Corea asking whether there were any fellow 1959 graduates of Chelsea High School in the audience. Corea then reciprocated the introduction by saying, “I’m thrilled to have one of the great inspirations of my musical life, my buddy Herbie Hancock.”

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