TRIBUTE SPECIAL HONORING 25-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER CHICK COREA STREAMING ON SCIENTOLOGY NETWORK
Celebrating Chick Corea's 24th and 25th Grammy Award wins on Sunday night, Scientology Network presents a tribute special chronicling his incomparable musical genius and legacy. The 3-hour tribute, including two feature documentaries and two never-before-seen performances, is streaming now at chickcoreatribute.tv.
Chick’s latest Grammy wins include Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “All Blues” and Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Trilogy 2, along with Christian McBride and Brian Blade.
The iconic instrumentalist, composer and bandleader was known for his awe-inspiring command of the piano. Having pioneered the category of jazz fusion, Chick was an astonishingly prolific composer who influenced a wide range of top musicians across all genres, from Herbie Hancock and Gary Burton to Bobby McFerrin.
“My mission has always been to bring the joy of creating anywhere I could, and to have done so with all the artists that I admire so dearly—this has been the richness of my life.” —Chick Corea
The 3-hour tribute special features:
Chick Corea: In the Mind of a Master—A one-of-a-kind experience documenting the creative process of Chick Corea as he writes, arranges and records Antidote, the album that earned him his 23rd Grammy Award.The Musician—A feature-length documentary exploring Chick Corea’s legendary month-long set of performances in the epicenter of the jazz universe, the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. The film captures the essence of the maestro and Chick’s profound influence on some of the musical giants who join him onstage.“Future Sweet”—Chick Corea teams up with instrumental virtuosos Béla Fleck on banjo, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Carlitos Del Puerto on bass on his never-before-released song, “Future Sweet.” In his inimitable style, Chick takes us on a musical journey where the final destination is impossible to predict but always a delightful adventure to experience when the maestro leads the way. Watch it here: ChickCoreaTribute.tv/FutureSweet“Armando’s Rhumba”—Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band infuse one of Chick’s classic tunes from his iconic 1976 album My Spanish Heart, with exhilarating and infectious syncopated rhythms and percussive flamenco elements. His astonishing genius continues to shine in this never-before-seen performance of the beloved jazz standard by the maestro and his stellar band of musicians, which you can see here: ChickCoreaTribute.tv/ArmandosRhumba
Both Chick’s approach to creating music and how he handled life left an indelible mark on his friends and fellow musicians he performed with.
Spanish jazz musician Jorge Pardo says in The Musician, “He’s always eliminated barriers. I think he’s a little bit like Miles [Davis] in that regard, that, you know, it’s just music. His energy is amazing. And it’s like this momentum.”
“The thing that I like, working with Chick, probably the most is how music unfolds before our eyes and before our ears, you know? We’re all experiencing this music at the same time, simultaneously. Everyone, whether you’re participating in the music, if you’re just a passive listener and listening to it, we’re all discovering this music at the same time,” said Bobby McFerrin in the documentary.
Grammy Award winner Rubén Blades thanked Chick Corea in an interview after recording and collaborating on Antidote, “Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to learn and to leave my comfort zone and come to a different area of music. Thank you for the respect and for all your kindness, actually.”
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