47th Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona: Chick Corea & The Vigil

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47th Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona: Chick Corea & The Vigil
Chick Corea & The Vigil

At 74 years old he's built up one of the most celebrated CVs in contemporary jazz. Chick Corea has kept up his legendary and prodigious capacity for reinventing himself, which he puts into practice tonight with 'The Vigil' (2013), an album that's been praised as his most brilliant electric work in decades. Tireless and energetic, with the support of a new young band with Latin influences (pay special attention to bassist Carlitos del Puerto, son of former Irakere bassist, the great Carlos del Puerto), Corea performs new music, including new arrangements of classic compositions. He also experiments with the same enthusiasm as in the days of, for example, 'Bitches Brew' and 'Return to Forever'. With 50 albums recorded, and 20 Grammy Awards and (obviously, more modestly) the gold medal for this festival adorning his shelves, expect an excellent performance from the greatest chameleon in jazz.

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