Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
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Chick Corea
Jazz Meets Flamenco

Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band

w/ Rubén Blades

JUL 30–AUG 2 | Jazz Luminaries

Jul 31, 2020
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
FriJul 31
8:00 PM

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More than a creative force, 23-time GRAMMY Award winner and NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea is one of the era’s defining artists. Pervasively influential as a pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator, the 78-year-old Corea continues to work at a dizzying pace, and returns with his latest project fusing Spanish flamenco and modern jazz, joined by guest vocalist Rubén Blades.

Named for Corea’s milestone 1976 Polydor double album My Spanish Heart, this new 8-piece ensemble brings together a virtuoso group of Spanish and American musicians and flamenco dancer Nino de los Reyes, built around the backbone of drummer Marcus Gilmore and bassist Carlitos Del Puerto — the telepathic rhythm section from Corea’s recent Vigil and Vigilette projects.

The roots of Corea’s fascination with the blend of Spanish music and jazz go back to the composition of his signature Rodrigo-influenced 1972 piece “Spain” and his work in collaboration with supreme flamenco guitar deity Paco de Lucía. With the possibilities afforded by its expanded lineup and multi-cultural makeup, this new ensemble takes these explorations to their furthest level of expression, as heard on Corea’s new Concord Jazz album, Antidote. The title track and classic Corea composition “My Spanish Heart” feature the great Panamanian vocalist Blades, who joins the ensemble for this performance.

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Named for Corea’s milestone 1976 Polydor double album My Spanish Heart, this new 8-piece ensemble brings together a virtuoso group of Spanish and American musicians.

Corea returns to what he calls his “Spanish Heart”—the Spanish, Latin and flamenco traditions that have indelibly shaped his unmistakable sound over time.

Paste Magazine

Corea returns to what he calls his “Spanish Heart”—the Spanish, Latin and flamenco traditions that have indelibly shaped his unmistakable sound over time.

Paste Magazine

Personnel

Chick Corea piano
Marcus Gilmore drums
Carlitos Del Puerto bass
Jorge Pardo flute & saxophone
Niño Josele guitar
Steve Davis trombone
Lusito Quintero percussion
Michael Rodriguez trumpet
Nino Del Los Reyes flamenco dancer

SPECIAL GUEST
Rubén Blades vocals

A group of musicians and artists spanning the last 40 years in jazz, Latin pop and flamenco.

Billboard

Personnel

Chick Corea piano
Marcus Gilmore drums
Carlitos Del Puerto bass
Jorge Pardo flute & saxophone
Niño Josele guitar
Steve Davis trombone
Lusito Quintero percussion
Michael Rodriguez trumpet
Nino Del Los Reyes flamenco dancer

SPECIAL GUEST
Rubén Blades vocals

A group of musicians and artists spanning the last 40 years in jazz, Latin pop and flamenco.

Billboard

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The Yellow Nimbus, Pt. 1

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My Spanish Heart