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…

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…

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…

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…