Category Archives: Chick Corea

John Patitucci goes it alone in new album (

John Patitucci and his 1859 Gagliano bass. (Photo: Melanie Futorian)

Despite being one of the world’s most celebrated jazz bassists,
@JohnJPatitucci says that it took him 40 years “to get up the courage” to do his recent one-man show in NYC. He explains why, reflects on his life and music, and discusses the future of the Wayne Shorter Quartet in my new interview with him.

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Chick Corea: The Music Defies Words (DownBeat, Dec. 2014)

Chick Corea – NEA Jazz Master, DownBeat Hall of Fame member and 20-time Grammy winner – remains one of the most versatile, productive and recorded pianist-composers in jazz, nearly 50 years after he recorded his first solo album at age 25 (that was 1966, to be exact). He just won the DownBeat Artist of the Year award in this year’s Readers Poll, and I had the joy of interviewing him about his life and career.  It’s in the December issue of DownBeat, or here.

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