Chick Corea in Estonia!

06. September 2012

Nordecon Betoon invites:
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade 
November 14th at 7 pm at Nokia Concert Hall
The star event of Jazzkaar – the only concert in the Nordic countries!

On November 14th the legendary American pianist and composer Chick Corea begins his European tour in Tallinn. With 50 Grammy nominations and 18 Grammy awards he is the most awarded musician ever to visit Estonia. The concert on November 14th at 7 pm at Nokia Concert Hall is a star event of Jazzkaar.

The prolific pianist Chick Corea is one of the most prominent jazz musicians of the last 50 years. During his long career he has performed and recorded with such renowned musicians as Miles Davis, Bobby McFerrin, Gary Burton, John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola, Herbie Hancock. With symphonic orchestras he has also played and recorded both Mozart and his own piano concertos. Corea’s six solo albums with ECM in 1970 – 1972 played a significant role in the company’s wider recognition. The pianist has wonderful acoustic line-ups, but his Elektric Band is also much loved. The music magazines of USA, UK and Japan have repeatedly chosen Chick Corea to be the best pianist and composer. His most known pieces „Spain“, „La Fiesta“, „Crystal Silence“ and „Windows“ have attained a status of jazz classics already during the composer’s life-time and are played at the concerts all over the world. Corea’s music has also been frequently performed by Estonian musicians Tõnu Naissoo, Lembit Saarsalu, Heidi Tamme, Sofia Rubina etc.

Chick Corea’s newest trio features a stellar rhythm tandem: bassist Christian McBride (Sting, Pat Metheny, McCoy Tyner), one of the most outstanding talents and celebrated musicians of his generation, and drummer extraordinaire Brian Blade (Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell) a longstanding member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet.

Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin have been friends for almost quarter of a century, this summer they toured together again. “Chick is wonderful,” says Bobby. “With him, I feel like I can go anywhere. I can do anything I want. Chick is right there. He’s so sensitive; he’s astounding, a great accompanist for me. And he’s just full of levity. He can play anything and we have a ball. He lets me sit next to him on his piano stool and play. What can I say? We’ve known each other a long, long time. Like good friends who know when to speak and when not to, and don’t have to say anything. It’s like that.”
“Chick Corea was one of the main reasons why I chose jazz piano in the first place,“ says Kristjan Randalu. „When people speak of finding one’s own sound then Chick is one of the first that comes to mind. Full originality and unmistakeable sound. By now a living legend by far who has shaped one big part of the history of jazz music.”

Chick Corea Trio brings joy to Estonian audiences on November 14th at 7 pm at Nokia Concert Hall. This concert will be an experience of a life-time!

The star event of Jazzkaar is supported by Nordecon Betoon and US Embassy. Jazzkaar is supported by Elion, Eesti Päevaleht, ERGO and accommodation partner My City Hotel, also Tallink, Info-Auto, Aktaprint and the official flying partner Estonian Air.

Tickets are on sale from September 6th at Piletilevi and TicketPro retailers. Limited amount of tickets with reduced price on sale until September 16th!