Chick Corea: Documentary of a Legendary Jazz Great, Pianist and Composer
Features interviews with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Sting, Stanley Clarke and Gary Burton, among others. It premiered on Jan. 17, 2010, before Chick accepted the Richard J. Bogomolny Award from Chamber Music America.
Renowned Pianist-Composer Chick Corea
An NEA Jazz Master, 20-time GRAMMY® winner, prolific composer and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. See the complete list of awards from his impressive career.
From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children’s songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process.
Innovator and Pioneer
Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Chick has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever and the Elektric Band. His extensive discography boasts numerous essential albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs.
Chick continues to make a significant impact on the scene, as evidenced by 2007’s Latin GRAMMY®-winning The Enchantment (duets with banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck), 2008’s GRAMMY®-winning The New Crystal Silence (duets with longstanding collaborator Gary Burton), 2009’s Returns (documenting Return to Forever’s 2008 reunion tour) and 2009’s GRAMMY®-winning Five Peace Band Live (with John McLaughlin, Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett and Vinnie Colaiuta).
In 2012, Corea took home two GRAMMY® Awards, including Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, for Forever, the 2-CD set recorded on his acoustic trio tour with Return to Forever bandmates Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. The two honors were, remarkably, Corea’s 17th and 18th GRAMMY® Awards.
Corea’s recent schedule continues his unbroken string of productivity, with more world tours and four new albums: the critically-acclaimed Further Explorations (with Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian); The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Chamber Orchestra, an ambitious new classical release and a crowning achievement in his work as a master composer; the release of Return to Forever’s latest live album, The Mothership Returns; and the 2-time GRAMMY®-winning Hot House, a transcendent new set of standards in his acclaimed duet with Gary Burton.
Chick Corea’s latest project, The Vigil, with all new music and a new band, is set for release on Concord Jazz, August 6, 2013.
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