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Chick Corea & The Vigil

Infinity Hartford


Sun, September 21, 2014
Hartford, CT
Show at 7:30 PM

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Price: $69 - $89

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Chick Corea & The Vigil

Chick Corea reinvents himself — again. With all-new music and fresh arrangements of Corea Classics and a new band. From sublime acoustic to scintillating electric. The Vigil Features the modern-day monster of bass, Hadrien Feraud. Creative force Marcus Gilmore on drums (carrying on the lineage of jazz from his grandfather, Roy Haynes). Saxes, flute, bass clarinet and innovation from Tim Garland. And a rising-sun (although from the west coast), guitarist Charles Altura. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process as evidenced in 2013’s release of The Vigil. Stay vigilant.

“Gale force intensity… thrilling results.” - Jazzwise Magazine

Chick Corea & The Vigil

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Artist Bio

An NEA Jazz Master, 18-time Grammy winner, brilliant American composer and keyboard virtuoso, CHICK COREA has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. From his 2012 Grammy win for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, through his enormously prolific career, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious 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 –while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring.

Chick began his career with apprenticeships with the likes of Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan and Miles Davis's band, where he participated in such landmark sessions as In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew. 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 Grammy-winning The Enchantment (duets with banjo virtuoso Bela 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 Grammys, 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 2012 schedule continued his unbroken string of productivity, with three 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; Hot House, a transcendent new set of standards in his Grammy-winning duet with Gary Burton; and the release of Return to Forever’s latest live album, The Mothership Returns.

Similar Artists:

Return to Forever, Gary Burton, Stanley Clarke, McCoy Tyner, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez

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