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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…

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The upcoming release of Corea, Clarke & White’s 2-CD set Forever received another shot of critical praise this week, as Bass Musician magazine called out the album’s artistry: “All throughout these CDs Corea, Clarke, and White tear it up, while the sense of a great composition is never undermined. For the record, Stanley is at…

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Listening to Corea, Clarke & White’s upcoming 2-CD set Forever, All About Jazz hears a signal jazz piano trio recording: “Trio recordings like this clearly define the division between ‘simply exceptional’ and ‘without peer.’ All three musicians so command their instruments that they exist on a performance plane defying supportive/lead roles, in favor of absolute…

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This “Living Legend” thing is getting out of hand And to John Tefft, US Ambassador to the Ukraine – I do appreciate the honor. Thank you, Sir. And please keep the torch burning for all Human Rights – especially the right to play whatever notes I choose – I thankfully grew up with that one…

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In ’82 we played in this room at Spaso House, in the American Embassy of Moscow. That was during Soviet times and it was just like the movies > > with KGB everywhere. This time we visited with the current Ambassador Beyrle and his wife Jocelyn – – and the memories flooded back. Moscow is…

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Corea, Clarke & White’s 2-CD set Forever hits the streets June 7. Here’s what Jazz Chicago had to say about it: “Corea sparkles on piano throughout, White retains his powerhouse drum propulsion, while Clarke is playing as strong as ever — adding several memorable solos and a new original number — ‘La Cancion de Sophia.’…

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