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25-years old later - Arrival Chick Corea

September 6 2006

In the last days of September in Moscow a unique event happen. Their concerts will give the famous jazz duo - Corea and Gary Burton. These two legendary American musician who has played in our country, but it happened more than 25 years ago. Then the speech was part of the private concert, to see who could only be elected.

This year, Corea and Charles G. Burton celebrates its 35 th anniversary sovmsestnoy activities. Together, the duo released their best albums, including Crystal Silence, Duet, Native Sense, in which the 1997th year it was awarded "Grammy."

Over the years, were released a few DVD-ROM with recordings of the best concerts in Munich, New York and London. The promise of musicians in Moscow will be performed by all the best songs of the joint album.

Armando Anthony Corea (Chick Corea) - probably the most famous jazz pianist and composer of modern times. Coria is one of the bosses in the jazz music world, he is the owner of 12 awards "Grammy" for almost fifty nominations for this prestigious award, in its collections are many other international awards and prizes.

Creative career began in the Chick jazz bands such masters of his craft, as Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Herbie Mann and Stan Getz. The most important step in becoming a musician was collaboration with Miles Davis, which were created by such famous designs in the style of jazz-rock, as the Filles de Kilimanjaro, In Silent Way, Bitches Brew.

For over forty years of his career, Corea has tried very different styles - from avant-garde acoustic jazz to fusion and Post-Bop. In the late eighties he became interested in large concert forms, so they held the first piano concerto with the Symphony Orchestra, recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the early nineties, as well as an unforgettable jazz version of Mozart's concertos, Spain and other classics.

Over the years, Corea has been initiated the creation of such famous jazz bands of today as Circle, Elektric Band, and the New Trio, and others to his account performances in all major areas of America, Europe and Asia, the repeated participation in prestigious festivals and collaboration with Bobby McFerrin John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia, Herbie Henkok, Al Di Meola, John Patitucci. More than a hundred albums, including the latest "The Ultimate Adventure" (2006). This album, as expected, with the bat took first place on the charts Jazz Week.

His last visit to Chick struck us in 2001, the festival devoted to 100 anniversary of the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory.

Needs to be told and that who is Gary Burton. Gary - is world's most famous vibraphonist, he is the owner of five awards, "Grammy." Speaking of Getz's quartet, still in the 22-year old musician and the entire membership of the group were declared the best performers in the magazine Down Beat.

A few years later Down Beat Magazine announced Gary Burton jazzman of the year. So for a solo album, Alone at Last, recorded later at a concert festival in Montreux, Burton was awarded his first Grammy. Subsequently became known, were recorded albums with musicians such as Pat Metheny, Steve Svellou, Ralph Towner, Makoto Ozone Day Holland, Roy Haynes, and, above Chick Corea. Gary Burton, honorary doctor and vice president of Berklee College (Boston).

Speech held at the Moscow House of Music 28 th and 30 th September.


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