Chick Corea is a revered giant of jazz piano and has been a musical presence since the 1960s, drawing on a multitude of inspirations. In 1968 he revolutionised the language of the trio with his album “Now he sings, now he sobs”. After discovering the electric keyboard while playing in Miles Davis' band, he explored this new sound with his legendary group Return Forever, fusing jazz, rock and Brazilian music.
Corea's playing is recognisable from the first notes. In concert, he likes to pay homage to pianist composers who have influenced him, such as Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell, as well as those he has played with, including Bill Evans. To his repertoire of jazz standards, he adds his own compositions that reflect influences such as Brazilian and classical music.
Chick Corea – as part of the Piano Jazz Sessions
(recorded on the 26th April 2018, 116 min., © Fondation Louis Vuitton – 2018)