CHICK COREA + BÉLA FLECK DUET
Marcus Center - Uihlein Hall
April 2nd, 2013
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An NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, prolific composer and undisputed
keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering.
From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children’s songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process.
Béla Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. A New York
City native, he picked up the banjo at age 15 after being awed by the bluegrass music of Flatt & Scruggs. While still in high school he began experimenting with playing bebop jazz on his banjo. In 1980, he released his first solo album, Crossing the Tracks, with material that ranged from straight ahead bluegrass to Chick Corea’s“Spain.” In 1989 he formed the genre-busting Flecktones, with members equally talented and adventurous as himself. The recipient of Multiple Grammy Awards
going back to 1998, Béla Fleck’s total Grammy count is 14 Grammys won, and 30 nominations. He has been nominated in more different categories than anyone in Grammy history.