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Heart Still Beating Strong: Chick Corea’s ‘Antidote’ (Part Three)

Continued from Part Two … Are you at all intrigued by recent developments in keyboard technology? I’m thinking of things like the Continuum Fingerboard. Or do you prefer to stick with tools that are tried and true? Well, I’m always interested because instrument makers provide you with the instrument. The thing is is that when

Heart Still Beating Strong: Chick Corea’s ‘Antidote’ (Part Two)

Continued from Part One … With regard to the older songs for which you recorded the new versions on Antidote, was there kind of a specific mindset at work in terms of how you approached them differently? Absolutely, absolutely. First of all, one factor was a totally practical one. Because if I had had the

Heart Still Beating Strong: Chick Corea’s ‘Antidote’ (Part One)

Keyboardist Chick Corea is a giant in the jazz world. Composer of several tunes now considered standards, he has also been a key figure in the pioneering field of jazz fusion. His work with his ’70s band Return to Forever stands alongside work by Miles Davis, John McLaughlin and Larry Coryell – many of whom

Album Review: Joe Henderson et. al. – Mirror, Mirror

Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone Chick Corea – piano Ron Carter – bass Billy Higgins – drums One of the most consistently thrilling qualities of jazz is the manner in which artists team up in different combinations, often just for a single session. Whether onstage or within the confines of the recording studio, the result

Album Review: Concord’s Latest “Definitive” Collections

Concord is at it again, but this time with a bit of a twist. Drawing upon the increasingly deep catalogs under their control, the label has compiled several entries in the Definitive series. The work of artists for labels now associated with Concord have been collected to showcased with an aim toward providing comprehensive introductions