Chick Corea w/ Eddie Gomez & Brian Blade | SFJAZZ
Chick Corea w/ Eddie Gomez & Brian Blade
One of jazz’s living masters pays tribute to the legendary Bill Evans with former Evans bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Brian Blade. As a pianist, keyboardist, composer and bandleader, Corea has helped define jazz’s vanguard for half a century, ever since recording his classic debut album Tones for Joan’s Bones in 1966. While he’s never stopped forging ahead, every once in a while Corea honors an artist he considers a formative influence, like his masterly 1996 album Remembering Bud Powell, which features an all-star cast re-visioning the bebop patriarch’s compositions through a post-bop lens. Corea recorded a similar homage to Evans on 2012’s Further Explorations, a double live album featuring two essential alumni of Evans’ trios, Gomez and drum maestro Paul Motian. Investigating Evans compositions, standards inextricably linked to the pianist, and some originals, the trio paid Evans the deepest respect by using the music to fully express themselves. Corea revisits the Evans homage with Gomez and drummer extraordinaire Brian Blade, a member of the protean trio with Christian McBride that earned Corea his 22nd Grammy Award last year for the three-disc Trilogy.
Chick Corea piano
Eddie Gomez bass
Brian Blade drums