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Chick Corea On World Cafe

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    Chick Corea on World Cafe Chick Corea is one of the greatest living piano players. After making his solo breakthrough in the '60s, he was the pianist in Miles Davis’ band, and in the '70s he pioneered the jazz rock fusion movement with his band, Return to Forever. He continues to create at a break-neck pace. Among various projects and collaborations, Chick has a new album with drummer Steve Gadd, called Chinese Butterfly. We'll hear about his latest work and the story of the first time he played with Miles Davis in a conversation with host Talia Schlanger. On the next World Cafe.
The revered jazz pianist shares stories about working with Miles Davis and watching Thelonious Monk perform while we try to wrap our heads around the breakneck pace of his creative life.
Even though he's had his hand in more than 100 albums, watching Chick Corea play piano feels like seeing him fall in love with his instrument for the first time. Maybe that's why he called his latest album (a collaboration with drummer Steve Gadd) Chinese Butterfly. In Chinese symbolism, the butterfly represents the excitement and fluttering heart of young love.

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