Christian is an undisputed virtuoso on the bass, both acoustic and electric, and he’s been on the road with Chick in three huge bands in the last two years: the Five Peace Band, the Freedom Band, and the Corea + McBride + Blade trio.
Chick talks backstage at the Umbria Jazz Festival about his early days in New York, where he played gigs opposite Thelonious Monk’s legendary groups. Just two more US Freedom Band dates left—if you’re in the area, don’t let these shows pass you by. Portland, OR: September 17 Monterey Jazz Festival: September 18
This was shot in rehearsal, just before the Freedom Band set at the Istanbul Jazz Festival—you can tell right away why Chick calls this band “a group of friends.” Just two US dates for the Freedom Band left: Portland, OR: September 17 Monterey Jazz Festival: September 18
The Chick Corea Freedom Band will wrap its world tour with two final live concerts in the US: Portland, OR: September 17 Monterey Jazz Festival: September 18