i had the good fortune to be sitting first row last night at chick's solo concert at the 92nd st. y in nyc. truly a great night with a master. he's incredibly loose on stage - a trait i've noticed with all the greats - kibbutzing with the audience, joking, at one point taking out a cell phone to "call his agent"..the breath of his mastery is tremendous, great lines all night long in straight-eighth  feel, everything under the sun happening in the lh, beautiful balanced sound, incredible chord voicings, tons of dissonance everywhere. the highlight for me was a real nice reading of a scarlotti sonata, a verbatim scriabin piece followed by a beautiful related improv, and many of his superb children's songs.

what a great piano evening from a sweet man, chick is a gift from the gods:)

dave frank
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great story dave. i have some friends that know and have worked with chic, they say he is a very cool guy.  i'll have to look up kibbutzing though:)
must have been a great night! i remember watching chick corea live a couple of years ago and i wasn´t let down back then either. he is the kind of player who never ceases to amaze me.
coreajazz?  are you chick?  seven told me jazz= was chick...
oops,, s/b jazz+
coreajazz?  are you chick?  seven told me jazz= was chick...  

haha i wish! no i´m just a great admirer of his playing. although i understand how my username may seem confusing.
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