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Concerts

Chick Corea (keyboard) joined the SFJAZZ Collective for the closing performance, an arrangement of his piece "Spain."

May 2, 2013 Joe Lovano, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding and more take the glimmering venue on its maiden voyage.

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Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

May 17, 2012 Hear a charged acoustic set featuring the near-reunion of the fusion pioneers in Return to Forever.

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July 9, 2009 The three masters ride jazz improvisation into new orbits with splashes of vaudeville and circus.

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Studio Sessions

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January 18, 2013 Corea solos on "Monk's Mood" and joins Marian McPartland for an evocative version of "Spain."

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December 20, 2011 The heavily decorated pianist is busier than ever. Hear his in-studio performance at KPLU.

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September 26, 2008 Marian McPartland plays the Fender Rhodes with Corea in a session recorded at his studio in 1987.

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June 29, 2007 The two musicians recently sat down for an interview and in-studio performance.

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Interviews & Profiles

Chick Corea performs in Melbourne, Australia in February 2011. Corea and a new version of his band Return to Forever tour the U.S. and Europe this summer.

June 23, 2011 The keyboardist picked five songs to tell the history of his reunited band Return To Forever.

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June 29, 2007 The two musicians recently sat down for an interview and in-studio performance.

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May 22, 2007 The two Grammy-award winners have collaborated on a new album, The Enchantment.

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Discover Songs

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November 25, 2008 This year's best jazz albums encourage enthusiasm and optimism about the state of music.

Freddie Hubbard on the cover of First Light.

July 29, 2008 Arranger and record producer Bob Belden picks his top five slept-on classic jazz LPs.

Arturo O'Farrill took over the baton of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra from his father, Latin jazz pioneer Chico O'Farrill.

May 27, 2008 Arturo O'Farrill, leader of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, picks his five desert-island jazz albums.

The cover of Return to Forever

August 1, 2001 1972 is not usually considered a golden year for jazz, but it did witness the release of a classic.

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News

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February 13, 2006 Jazz keyboardist Chick Corea's new album is The Ultimate Adventure.

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Reviews

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May 13, 2010 A series of vintage Corea solo piano improvisations has been reissued as a three-CD box set.

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The cover of Return to Forever

August 1, 2001 1972 is not usually considered a golden year for jazz, but it did witness the release of a classic.

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More Stories

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December 14, 2009 Hear bluegrass players interpret jazz songs, and hear jazz players apply their chops to bluegrass.

Chick Corea of Return to Forever (300 long)

February 2, 2009 Miles Davis helped lead the way to a new direction in jazz. Hear five classic examples.

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December 10, 2008 The year's best jazz CDs reach into the listener's world rather than demanding the opposite.

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December 9, 2008 A look at 10 classical performers who are reviving the art of improv in both new and old music.

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June 23, 2008 The Piano Jazz host offers the Top 5 songs and recordings she's listening to right now.

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Solo Piano Improvisations/Children's Songs

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

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The Enchantment

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The Enchantment

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The Ultimate Adventure

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Ultimate Adventure

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Return to Forever

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