Chick Corea To Celebrate 75th Birthday With Two-Month, 80-Show Residency In NYC


first_imgBeloved pianist Chick Corea celebrates his 75th birthday on June 12th, and, to celebrate, he’s making some serious birthday plans. Setting up shop at the Blue Note in New York, NY, Corea will perform regularly for two full months, playing 80 shows from October 19th through December 12th.The residency will feature a total of 15 different bands, focusing on The Return To Forever, Miles Davis, Steve Gadd and so many more. Take a look at some of the highlights below:“The Music of Return to Forever & More”The premiere of two unique ensembles playing the music of Return to Forever over the course of two respective weeks: Acoustic featuring Ravi Coltrane (sax), Hubert Laws (flute), Avishai Cohen (bass), and Lenny White (drums); and Electric featuring John McLaughlin (guitar), Victor Wooten (bass), and Lenny White (drums).“For Miles”A celebration of the music of Miles Davis, featuring Kenny Garrett (saxophone) Wallace Roney (trumpet), Mike Stern (guitar), Marcus Miller (bass) and Brian Blade (drums).Steve Gadd WeekA deep dive into Corea’s longtime musical partnership with drummer Steve Gadd through two different ensembles: Three Quartets featuring bassist Eddie Gomez (bass) and Ben Solomon (saxo) and The Leprechaun Band.“Experiments in Electronica”Since the 1960s, Corea’s pioneering work on electronic keyboards (spanning Miles Davis, Return to Forever and the Elektric Band) has inspired generations of electronic musical innovators. This special two-night run will offer Chick’s latest take on all things electronic, joined by Marcus Gilmore (drums) and leading genre-defying electronic explorers (TBA).The full schedule can be found on the Blue Note website, comprising one of the most historic jazz residencies of all time. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see such an iconic musician!last_img