Pianist, composer and bandleader Chick Corea (born June 21, 1941) continues the long celebration of his 75th birthday, currently at his frequent New York headquarters the Blue Note. Corea’s career has brought him together with virtually every major figure in modern jazz. We congratulate him and wish him many more years of the creativity, daring and joyous expression that have made his work an inspiration for musicians and a source of deep satisfaction for listeners. Let’s listen to “Matrix” from his 1968 album Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, with bassist Miroslav Vitrous and drummer Roy Haynes. (scroll down)
Now, Corea talks about that remarkable trio, which brought him widespread attention and increased fame. This 49-minute video incorporates a 2001 reunion of the Corea-Vitous-Haynes trio at the Blue Note.
I was first exposed to jazz by my high school girlfriend's father. On the one hand he was the school's Vice Principal, on the other
he was a big Miles Davis fan. He gave me my first jazz record, Miles at the Blackhawk.