Chick Corea

In an era where true musical connections seem as rare as they are precious, the announcement of "Remembrance," the latest and last album from 18-time Grammy Award-winning banjoist Béla Fleck and the late, legendary pianist Chick Corea, resonates with a profound sense of musical communion and exploration.

Today Candid records has released Sardinia, a previously unreleased live recording of Chick Corea performing with Orchestra da Camera della Sardegna in Sardinia, Italy. Recorded in 2018 under the direction of conductor Simone Pittau, the album features Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24, and George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue.” Sardinia is currently available to order here.

A live version of Chick Corea’s “Spain” featuring Joe Deninzon, Rachel Flowers, and Testament’s Alex Skolnick will be on all streaming media on October 7. “Spain” is one of 16 live songs that will be on the upcoming Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius “Behind the Curtain: Live at ProgStock” box set out November 18.  (There will be a streaming digital release of just the live music on October 28.)

Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG are excited the share the brand-new music video for Chick Corea’s Interlude, performed live at Montreux in 2004. To tie in with today’s anticipated release of Chick Corea: The Montreux Years, the video for “Interlude” is a beautifully animated visualisation of the mid-century art inspired album artwork alongside live footage of Chick and his band during their 2004 performance at Montreux.

Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG are excited the share the brand-new music video for Chick Corea’s America, performed live at Montreux in 2006. Ahead of the highly anticipated release of Chick Corea: The Montreux Years. The video for “America (Continents Pt. 4)” will be a mesmerizing animated visualization of the mid-century art inspired artwork.

Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG today announce the next installment in The Montreux Years series with Chick Corea: The Montreux Years. Available Friday, September 23, 2022 the album is a collection of Chick Corea’s finest performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival between 1981 and 2010. The recording will be available in multi-format configurations, including superior audiophile heavy weight vinyl, CD and on streaming services, in superlative HD MQA audio.

A living legend of improvised music, with a career now spanning more than five decades, John McLaughlin, anointed high priest of fusion is no stranger to translating tumultuous moments into compelling, thoughtful audio art.

In the last decade, one the North Bay Area and wine country’s premier venues has become Weill Hall at Sonoma State University. Housed in the Green Music Center, this indoor/outdoor hybrid venue space is one of a kind. The theater has stunning wooden seats and a double-tiered balcony, while the outdoor lawn seating is ideal for year long daytime and nighttime shows. Despite its sizeable capacity, it feels homey and intimate with projector screens displaying multi-shot coverage of the stage up-close.

Almost a decade ago, in a blissful oddity odyssey, master jazz pianist Chick Corea began collaborating with the greatest living banjo player Béla Fleck. It wasn’t quite as peculiar in Fleck’s world, as the genre-abolishing maestro's band The Flecktones thrived on inexplicable instrumental possibilities. He had also previously toured with Americana pianist and bandleader Bruce Hornsby.

This was a night to be excited about. The night was filled with two heavy hitting, classic, amazingly talented bands. I was even thrilled to be going to the Paramount Theater in Denver to see this show because this underrated venue just does not have the caliber shows that it deserves. Every time I go there I am reminded by how magnificent it is. It was the perfect place for these two power houses to take the stage.

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