UPDATE: Chick Earns 2 Awards at 2013 Grammy Award Ceremony

[UPDATE:] Chick took home 2 Grammy Awards at the pre-telecast ceremony this evening! Best Instrumental Composotion, “Mozart Goes Dancing” (from Hot House with Gary Burton) Best Improvised Jazz Solo, “Hot House” (from Hot House with Gary Burton) Chick will be performing at the Grammys®! Catch Chick on the Grammy telecast, with Stanley Clarke and Kenny Garrett, in honor of Dave …

Chick Nominated for 5 Grammy Awards!

Capping a year of stellar music, Chick is now up for five Grammy© Awards! The details: Best Improvised Jazz Solo “Hot House” – Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists “Alice in Wonderland” – Chick Corea, soloist Best Jazz Instrumental Album Further Explorations – Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian Hot House – Chick Corea & Gary Burton Best Instrumental …

Chick’s Big 70th Year — June ’11- June ’12

Even in a career packed with watershed years, Chick’s 70th stands out as a milestone. Let’s take a look at the numbers: Grammy Awards: 2 Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Forever, with Corea, Clarke & White Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “500 Miles High,” from Forever New albums: 6 Forever, with Corea, Clarke & White Orvieto, with Stefano Bollani Further Explorations, with …

Happy Birthday Chick!

It’s Chick’s Birthday! He’s spending it on tour in beautiful Rio de Janeiro. Help us wish him a resounding “Happy Birthday Maestro” — Leave your birthday wishes on Twitter, Facebook in the comments!

2 Grammy® Wins for Forever!

Chick, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White took home 2 Grammys last night, for their 2-disc set Forever: • Best Jazz Instrumental Album • Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Chick, “500 Miles High”)

Businessweek: Chick’s Residency at the Blue Note

Bloomberg Businessweek talked to Chick this week as he approaches the halfway point of his month-long Birthday Bash at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. After kicking off with Return to Forever Unplugged and the Five Peace Band, Chick this week welcomes a first for the Blue Note: the Harlem String Quartet will join him, with longtime …

RTF, Unplugged and on Fire at the Blue Note, NYC

Return to Forever was on fire at the Blue Note in New York City the last two nights — in a configuration never heard before, unplugged: Chick (piano) Frank Gambale (acoustic guitar) Stanley Clarke (acoustic bass) Lenny White (drums) And this is just the beginning — Chick’s at the Blue Note all month, with 10 all-star bands. Check out the …

New York Times: “The Chameleon of Jazz”

The New York Times ran a spotlight on Chick and his Birthday Bash at the Blue Note this month — including two nights with Return to Forever, Unplugged — this ran on the cover of the Arts section yesterday! “His career is among the most kaleidoscopic in jazz.” — NYT

Chick Throws Ultimate Birthday Party with Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, John McLaughlin, RTF

The incomparable Chick Corea, known for his genre-defying brilliance, captures the evolution of his adventurous music career with a month-long 70th birthday celebration at New York’s Blue Note, featuring ten different star-studded lineups in more than forty performances. Fresh off a 70-city, multi-continental tour with Return to Forever IV, Corea returns to Greenwich Village fifty years after his debut on …

Made in Corea Celebrates 10 Years

Welcome to the 10th Aniversary of Made In Corea. I’m always so honored by the care and depth which Jarle, Ola, Fredrik and Erik arrange and present my compositions. I don’t know of another composer who is so honored as I am. These four wonderful musicians have performed aspects of my compositions that I never thought other musicians would try. …

Return to Forever IV Tour Begins!

Return to Forever IV’s World Tour is officially under way! And this is the way to start: the first show in Northampton, MA was a triumph, with audiences on their feet after every song (often after a solo). One day later, in Syracuse, June 26 was officially declared Return to Forever day. Check out Lenny below with the proclamation, presented …

Inside the Recording of Chick’s Concerto The Continents

Chick’s in a Manhattan recording studio this week laying down The Continents: Concerto for Small Jazz Group and Chamber Orchestra. Outside, New York is pushing towards 100 degrees, and inside the music hall, doubling a recording studio, the room is full of concentration—three dozen musical minds working in unison. Conductor Steven Mercurio sits at the head of the orchestra, surrounded …

Jazz Backstage: Roy Haynes and the Legend of the Cymbal

Jazz Online, the creators of the Jazz Backstage podcast, just posted a really fantastic interview with the legendary Roy Haynes — a titan of the drums and a frequent collaborator of Chick’s. Roy talks about a certain flat ride cymbal that Chick “borrowed” one day in the early ’60s, and never managed to give back. The cymbal can be heard …