Gayle Moran Corea, the only person to have performed and recorded with the Mahavishnu Orchestra and also Return to Forever (and, as it happens, Chick’s lovely wife) is singing at Carnegie Hall this month!
When: May 30 / 8pm Where: Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall Tickets: Available Here
Gayle will join Mika & Richard Stoltzman for their much-anticipated New Genre! Part 2 concert, premiering new compositions, plus freshly arranged Chick Corea tunes.
In case you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Gayle sing live, it’s one of the most transfixing performances you’ll ever hear.
The workshop in Cincinnati on Apr. 22 was fun. The high school students that performed were really talented. The best part of the day was the jams we had together.
One student had heard that I liked to play the drums and so asked if I would play them – - so I got to jam with the jazz band on drums – that was a kick for me (pun intended We played “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got that Swing” > > >
Stanley and I had a big blast last week at Catalina’s. We basked in our “acoustic jazz” roots and Señor Clarke was at the top of his bass game.
Hubert Laws added such a warm dimension to the music with his beautiful flute sound and regal presence. Marcus Gilmore’s drumming carried and updated the legacy of his grandfather into the 21st century. And my talented wife Gayle Moran Corea warmed the audience with with her virtuosic vocal encores from the 1st version of RTF.
With Kareem Abdul Jabar, Tim Hauser (founder of Manhattan Transfer) and Jim Meskimen (actor and impressionist) intro-ing the band and Charles Altura, Kamasi Washington, and Dante Winslow heating things up – as I said: we were having a big blast.
Then to top off a great week, my old friend since the 60′s Herbie Hancock dropped in and played 4 hands on the piano with me with Stanley, Hubert and Marcus for our last encore – after which the audience spontaneously sang happy birthday to Herbie!
All in all a very memorable and fun week – - Stanley and I are planning to do some more of this.
Watch the video! >> At the 55th Grammy Awards — where Chick picked up 2 awards, for Best Instrumental Composition and Best Improvised Jazz Solo — the band fun., in their acceptance speech for Song of the Year, took a moment to thank Chick! Watch the video now!
Chick Corea asked: which songs do you want to hear The Vigil play? Chick’s got a stack of new compositions for his brand-new band, including a new studio album. For live performances, the band will also play some Corea Classics. Here, Chick gives you a preview! Chick Corea & The Vigil: Chick Corea – keyboards [...]
In accepting this evening’s award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, with Gary Burton, Chick spoke to the community of musicians: “I know we’ve all got the same intention, to bring pleasure and beauty to people in the world.” Watch the full acceptance speech, above.
Chick and Gary Burton take a turn on the Thank-You Cam, backstage at the 2013 Grammy Awards! Chick & Gary Burton are winners this year for their album Hot House: Best Instrumental Composition, “Mozart Goes Dancing” Best Improvised Jazz Solo, “Hot House”
[UPDATE:] Chick took home 2 Grammy Awards at the pre-telecast ceremony this evening! Best Instrumental Composotion, “Mozart Goes Dancing” (from Hot House with Gary Burton) Best Improvised Jazz Solo, “Hot House” (from Hot House with Gary Burton) Chick will be performing at the Grammys®! Catch Chick on the Grammy telecast, with Stanley Clarke and Kenny [...]