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A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering.
Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 61 nominations. He’s also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category.
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.
Highlighting his 2013 release, The Vigil, Chick is touring with his latest band of the same name, featuring guitarist Charles Altura, Carlitos Del Puerto on bass, Tim Garland on reeds and drummer Marcus Gilmore with percussionist Luisito Quintero.
As stated by Steve Greenlee from Jazz Times, “This is, in fact, the most exciting music Corea has released in many years, the most virile new writing that Corea has offered in a quarter-century (or more).”
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Gale force intensity … gloriously impassioned.” — Jazzwise Magazine
“Ranks among the top few in his mastery of jazz dialects. One of the first players to fully exploit the potential of electric instruments.” — All About Jazz
“He completely devastated the landscape. It was like scorched earth — so musical, so powerful, so incredibly virtuosic.” — Sting