Bass Musician: “When Music Was Music”

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…

All About Jazz: Forever is “Sublime”

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…

Jazz Chicago: “Stellar” Set from Corea, Clarke & White

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.’…

All About Jazz: “The Impossible Is Familiar Territory”

“It seemed impossible that two human beings could play such intricately melodic material, at that speed, in unison. The impossible was, however, clearly familiar territory for Chick Corea and Gary Burton.” That’s what All About Jazz had to say about the “virtuosic fireworks” during the encore for Chick and Gary’s show earlier this month at…

LA Times: Chick Gets a Little Beatlemania

Chick’s been good friends with the legendary Beatles producer George Martin since 1974, when Martin produced the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Apocalypse, which featured Gayle Moran Corea on vocals. But as it turns out, Chick was so absorbed in jazz that he never got around to listening to the Beatles. “During that time I was so thoroughly…