All About Jazz was on hand for the first of Chick’s three shows with the brilliant Italian pianist Stefano Bollani in Italy, over New Year’s.
Here’s what they had to say:
The musical and personal encounter assumed the shape of a meeting between a Zen monk (Corea) and a butterfly (Bollani). Corea’s crystalline sound and meditative choice of pauses was counterbalanced by Bollani’s surrealistic sparks, both on the piano and outside of it.
Quite an image, right? Chick’s been doing two-piano shows with Stefano for about two years now, and they’ve developed a beautiful, highly collaborative style.