Chick Corea says, “I write music to celebrate life.”
Jazz in July present an evening honoring one of the most positive—and playful—forces in jazz, Chick Corea. With music filled with joy, lyricism and a lightning-bolt imagination, he inspired generations of artists, including young pianists Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes.
Tonight, Bill leads a powerhouse ensemble including Renee in fresh takes on Corea standards like “Windows,” “Tones for Joan’s Bones,” “Spain” and “You’re Everything.”
Joining them are former Corea bandmates Steve Wilson on alto sax & flute and Jeff Ballard on drums—they know Chick’s music down to their soul. Making his 92Y debut is tenor sax giant Chris Potter, who also recorded with Corea.
Corea says that music is “the joy of creating. It's a way of life.” Join Jazz in July for a night of joy.
Bill Charlap, piano
Renee Rosnes, piano
Chris Potter, tenor sax
Steve Wilson, alto sax & flute
Diego Urcola, trumpet
Jeff Ballard, drums
Scott Colley, bass
Join us for more Jazz! This event can be purchased as part of a 2-concert package.
Jazz in July is partially endowed by a generous gift from Simona and Jerome A. Chazen.
Documentary on Chick Corea, featuring Sting, Bobby McFerrin, Bela Fleck, Herbie Hancock and others, 2010.
Video interview with Chick Corea by Mitch Gallagher on “Sweetwater Minute,” Apr 26, 2013.
Chick Corea performing his “Armando’s Rhumba,” from the public television series “Legends of Jazz,” hosted by Ramsey Lewis, “NEA Jazz Masters” episode, Mar 22, 2007.
Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock performing Corea’s “Malagueña,” followed by interview, from “The Merv Griffin Show,” 3/18/85 (Warning: First several seconds promote licensing of “Merv Griffin Show”).
Chick Corea performing “Spain,” featuring Gayle Moran & Al Jarreau on vocals, from PBS’s “Soundscape (1979).
Blood Sweat & Tears performing Corea’s of “Spain,” featuring Al Jarreau on flute, from Live & Improvised—audio only (1976).