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Hi guys,
just want to share my excitement after a concert of Chick Corea (with Christian McBride and Brian Blade) two days ago.
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Incredible experience, full of emotions... I was sitting literally 3 meters from piano.
I had a chance to meet with him after the concert (last time I met him in 2002).
What a person! The same Chick as many many years ago, just 78 years old.

He played:

Alice in wonderland
In a sentimental mood
Crepuscule with Nellie
Work- by Thelonious
3 pieces - Scarlatti (original, impro and Tune for Scarlatti)
Fingerprints (Chicks response to Footprints)
Blue Monk

and probably first time for my more than 10+ times being on his concerts he didn't play - what? :)

SPAIN.

But for the encore he played Blue Monk with his usual SHOW game with the public.

And I will add the photo with one of my Jazz Icons to my Wall of Fame :)

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Best to all!
Michael.
 

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Chick is one guy who has not slowed down. He's constantly using different bands or solo and everything always sounds so fresh. He seems to have a real affinity for Monk at the same time as he always sounds like himself.
I'm glad you had such a great time at the show.
 

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> He seems to have a real affinity for Monk at the same time as he always sounds like himself.

you are so right... many play Monk in interesting, close to original manner style, but Chick's spirit in Tel music was so wonderful.
Sure, my close presence to the such strong source of my inspiration probably accelerated perception :).

Yes, I spent quite a time by listening, playing and introducing his and Keith Jarrett's music to my kids (that played some stuff pretty interesting).
So he is one of my jazz heroes.

BTW, just realized... I missed a piece #1 in the list of the program.
He started with Humpty Dumpty. So cool...
Now istening in the loop this tune in Super Trio performance (with Steve Gadd, Christian McBride).
 

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Re: Chick Corea was in town...

> He seems to have a real affinity for Monk at the same time as he always sounds like himself.

you are so right... many play Monk in interesting, close to original manner style, but Chick's spirit in Tel music was so wonderful.
Sure, my close presence to the such strong source of my inspiration probably accelerated perception :).

Yes, I spent quite a time by listening, playing and introducing his and Keith Jarrett's music to my kids (that played some stuff pretty interesting).
So he is one of my jazz heroes.

BTW, just realized... I missed a piece #1 in the list of the program.
He started with Humpty Dumpty. So cool...
Now istening in the loop this tune in Super Trio performance (with Steve Gadd, Christian McBride).
Hi guys,
As Monk was mentioned in connection with Chick…
Here is a link to Chick playing Monk with W.Marsalis band.
I find it absolutely wonderful. Hope Monk’s lovers and Chick’s admires (as I am  ), will like it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnwT9nYaX5E
 

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Chick is a special gift to us all from the spirit realms...
 
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