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Chick Corea: The Musician (Concord Jazz)

The Musician is a triple-CD epic (and epoch) summary of Chick Corea’s work. And yet it’s not a greatest-hits album, or even a greatest-hits-live album (though it does include “Light as a Feather,” “Silver Temple” and “Spain”). Taken entirely from Corea’s 2011 70th-birthday residency at the Blue Note in New York, The Musician’s “hits” are … Read More “Chick Corea: The Musician (Concord Jazz)”

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Live Review: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Featuring Chick Corea

Subscribe to JazzTimes magazine and receive reviews, news, profiles and more! Shortly after arriving in New York, in the early 1960s, Chick Corea had the opportunity to attend “Thelonious Monk University” for three weeks, as he explained to a packed house at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music on Sunday night. Actually, it was a three-week stint at … Read More “Live Review: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Featuring Chick Corea”

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Chick Corea: The Musician (Stretch/Concord)

The Musician is a triple-CD epic (and epoch) summary of Chick Corea’s work. And yet it’s not a greatest-hits album, or even a greatest-hits-live album (though it does include “Light as a Feather,” “Silver Temple” and “Spain”). Taken entirely from Corea’s 2011 70th-birthday residency at the Blue Note in New York, The Musician’s “hits” are … Read More “Chick Corea: The Musician (Stretch/Concord)”

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Chick Corea & Bela Fleck: Two

Most people probably wouldn’t call a double-disc set of piano and banjo duets a must-hear. When the names of the pianist and banjoist are Corea and Fleck, however, such a set is cause for celebration. Two compiles live recordings made on various tours over a seven-year period following the release of the duo’s studio album … Read More “Chick Corea & Bela Fleck: Two”

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The Stanley Clarke Band: Up

On UP, bassist Stanley Clarke recruits collaborators from his recent past (and some not so recent) and plays both acoustic upright-his forte during the second half of his career-and the electric bass that helped make him a star. UP opens with the decidedly electric “Pop Virgil,” a funk instrumental that blatantly borrows the guitar figure … Read More “The Stanley Clarke Band: Up”

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