[JN] Chick Corea returns to forever

Hans Hedal hans.hedal at post.cybercity.dk
Fri Feb 26 09:48:24 CST 2021


Den 22-02-2021 kl. 15:39 skrev Hans Hedal via Sound:
>  Grego Sanguinetti wrote:
>> Oh man, I didn't know Chick had died as well. How sad that so many of 
>> the people that shaped my music have died.
>> The first time I saw him play was with Miles. That was an amazing band.
>> The second time was when I was at Berklee, in Boston. He played 
>> around the corner at the Jazz Workshop.
>> The last recordings I had heard, before the Workshop gig, was the ARC 
>> recording with Holland, Braxton, and Altchtul.
>> I was expecting to hear something on that line.
>> There was no stage there, just a spot where the tables end and the 
>> musicians start.
>> I got there early so I had a table right in front. Joe Ferrel came in 
>> and asked me if he could use my table for his horn stands.
>> Then Stanley comes in and sets up right in front of me. The last time 
>> I had heard him was with Joe Henderson's group.
>> Then Chick, Flora, and Airto set up. I had seen Airto with the same 
>> Miles band with Chick and Holland.
>> They start up playing 500miles High. Oh my, this music was not what I 
>> expected.
>> But wow! I came back and saw them all 4 nights.
>> What an amazing band with an amazing sound.
>> Very different from the later fusion band, although I liked that a 
>> lot as well, but the first band moved me more. I think mainly because 
>> I was already a Brazilian music fan. I grew up listening to Gilberto 
>> and Jobin.
> I saw Chick Corea three times in the 70's.
> The two first was with the very impressively vital and equilibristic 
> Return To Forever fusion band.
> The third was a (boring) duo piano concert with Herbie Hancock.
> The first (acoustic) RTF band moved me more as well.
> I think mainly because it experimented artistically with a 
> continuation of Latin American music and wasn't in any hurry .
> The second (electric) RTF progrock-funk-fusion band soon developed 
> into commercial series production of records.
> And the musicians turned out to be a kind pop stars with a restless 
> tendency to technical show off.
> Then I lost interest.
> Hans

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