First Stop: Chick Corea / Stanley Clarke Trio featuring Marcus Gilmore at the Tokyo Blue Note
Tour of Asia runs June 3 - 21
Each night the trio is getting exponentially better - - Makoto Ozone sat in the other night - - tonight Hiromi sat in and caused another "wow" - - 2 encores etc - - - I played "4 hands" on the one piano with both Makoto and Hiromi - - they are the top two jazz pianists from Japan - - incredible musicians both.
A TV interview w. SC and me - - lots of mag interviews and great audiences each night here at the club. The Japanese audiences are so attentive and also expressive when they like it. I have a long and special track here with the Japanese jazz fans - - they're now coming out in all ages, young and old - - - now the duet tour is coming up - - Stanley and I have never played just piano and bass before, except for some informal hangs at a piano - - really looking forward to that and what might happen! - lots of interest and excitement here - - - - I can't remember a better reception in Japan - - - everything is so out-the-top - - see some of the great photos that Toshi is taking!!
We're making quality recordings of each show - - I'd like to release a recording of this trio for all to hear - - - It's really special
Follow along as Chick takes you on his magical tour in words and pictures:
View from inside: Chick arrives in Japan
Hiromi pops by
Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke Trio featuring Marcus Gilmore, live at the Blue Note Tokyo / Night 2
Makoto Ozone sits in with the trio
Chick & Stanley Clarke play their first show as a duet