This year Armando Anthony “Chick Corea” turns 70 years old, and for the celebration of his life, he will be playing a month long residency throughout the entirety of November at Blue Note. Once a member of Miles Davis’ band, and one of the pioneers of the so-called fusion era, which merged jazz and electric rock music, Corea, the venerable pianist and keyboardist is one of the most celebrated jazz players in history.
Many of Corea’s original compositions are now recognized as jazz standards. The Blue Note series will include historical appearances from everyone from Herbie Hancock to John McLaughlin, all legends in their own right playing and paying respects to their long time collaborator. Almost all of the Return to Forever IV ensemble: Corea, Stanley Clark, Lenny White, and Frank Gambale (excluding Jean Luc-Ponty), will be playing two nights of unplugged shows on November 1st and 2nd. Check out the full schedule on the Blue Note website.