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…

What Does the Name “Return to Forever” Mean?

”The poetic thought behind [that title] was that in music and in art in general, when one puts their attention on creativity, what you’re doing is returning to a very natural home ground of yourself, of the spirit, of something that everyone has in common,” Corea said. ”I’m always trying to communicate from that place…

“Spain” on NPR’s Top 100 Jazz Songs

  One of Chick’s best-known contributions to the jazz canon, “Spain,” was just named among the top 100 jazz songs of all time by the listeners of NPR. 1,500 listeners cast ballots of their favorite tunes, and “Spain” landed at #23, right between two of Chick’s heros: Horace Silver and Miles Davis. “Spain” was first…

JazzTimes: Chick and Wynton “In Perfect Synch”

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…