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Chick’s heading to Australia this month with the new lineup of Return to Forever, to kick off the quintet’s world tour. Here’s Chick during his last visit Down Under, talking with The Music Show’s Andrew Ford about his history with Miles Davis, Return to Forever, and Gary Burton. Chick and Gary are touring the US…

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Native Australian Guitar Virtuoso Joins Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White; Violin Legend Jean-Luc Ponty Also On Board Frank Gambale, a native of Canberra and one of the most universally acclaimed guitarists in any genre, returns to his homeland in Feb. 2011 as the newest member of Return to Forever. Return to Forever, jazz-rock’s…

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Chick spent three nights in concert with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra last week, with a survey of Chick’s entire career as a composer. The New York Times had some kind words to say about the show on Friday: The collaborative passages were “intense and interactive, almost little stand-alone concerts themselves….

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JazzTimes got full backstage access for Chick’s shows with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Check out their description of this killer take on Chick’s “Wigwam.” “Wynton turned in a stellar solo here and Victor Goines offered a thoughtful, half-time soprano sax solo that gradually built to an ecstatic peak of Liebmanesque…

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Chick joined Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra last night, for the first of three really fantastic shows. The big band took on some of Chick’s well-known tunes—like “Armando’s Rhumba” and “Windows”—plus some lesser-heard ones, like “Tones for Joan’s Bones” and “Children’s Song No. 10.” Here they are in rehearsal:

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