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A banjo player who swerved from bluegrass to jazz and his pianist hero-turned-mentor-turned-partner delighted nearly 700 listeners Tuesday night in Uihlein Hall with 135 minutes of unique, often astounding, chamber jazz duets. Review by Mike Drew for the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
The keyboardist was in storming form, but what really impressed were the contrasting styles of his musicians. Live review by Mike Hobart for THE FINANCIAL TIMES (London).
Jazz greats Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea and Kenny Garrett performed on the televised 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night in a tribute to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Clarke is pleased Grammy producers changed it up a bit this year with the inclusion of jazz, something that has not occurred for many years.
At the 55th Grammy Awards last night, TKA Artists won a total 5 Awards. Chick Corea was the big winner with a performance tribute to Dave Brubeck as well as winning two awards. Sharing the stage with The Black Keys and Dr. John were Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Newcomers Quetzal won for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.
The 71-year-old jazz pianist and composer is in the unusual position of competing against himself in two categories at the Feb. 10 awards show in Los Angeles. Feature by Charles J. Gans, ASSOCIATED PRESS.
They are pros, sharing their inventive genius, their prodigious techniques, their communicative skills. Hyperbole? Hero worship? Nope! Corea & Burton are true stars and London was lucky to experience their magic. Review by Renée Silberman for BEAT MAGAZINE
Chick Corea joked that he was about to play "with one old and one older friend." The "old" member was Stanley Clarke, the "older" associate was Jack DeJohnette. These guys -- combined they've played with everyone from Mongo Santamaria to Santana, Miles Davis and Anthony Braxton -- don't play like senior citizens.
These days jazz is transforming itself in all kinds of ways, which is all to the good. But there’s still a special, innocent pleasure to be had from a straight-ahead jazz gig when it’s done with superlative skill, wit and charm. Review by Ivan Hewett for THE TELEGRAPH.
Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announced tonight by The Recording Academy® and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy.
Now as then, the sheer dizzying variety of formats attests to Mr. Corea’s famous mutability — “the Chameleon” is one nickname that has stuck — and the plasticity of the genre in his hands. It also paints a broadly accurate picture of his interests. Nate Chinen for THE NEW YORK TIMES