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NYC’s Town Hall—one night only: Chick Corea rehearses new piano solo ‘Portraits’

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Classical excursions through Scriabin and Scarlatti fuse a virtuosic command of the compositions with Chick’s inimitable improv sound. More than anything else, you’re invited into Chick’s ‘rehearsal’ — where he’s at his most playful, curious and thrilling.

Chick Corea needs no introduction. This is a master craftsman who won 20 Grammys, broke every rule, and appears at the head of the class when it comes to jazz improvisation in all forms.

Corea feels most alive when he’s in an improvisational environment. In fact, he’s notorious for bringing up audience members at his solo piano gigs, sitting them down, and painting a portrait on the spot, capturing them musically.

In 1971, Corea was the first jazz pianist of his time to put out a solo piano recording, “Piano Improvisations,” on the ECM label. Others soon followed suit.

A prolific performer, Corea’s getting ready to release a brand new album on solo piano, appropriately titled, “Portraits.” The new solo album contains spontaneous improvisations, his forte, jazz standards, children’s songs, classical slants, and classic Chick Corea compositions.

Before he does, he’s on live for one night only at New York City’s Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036, April 10, 8 p.m., performing songs from his new Stretch/Concord recording. The Town Hall concert is but one stop in his rare 2014 world tour.

Blue Note Entertainment Group presents Chick Corea at Town Hall. Tickets range in price from $47 to $97. Call the Blue Note Jazz Club Box Office at (212) 475-8592 for more info.

Other stops along the way include Washington D.C.’s Blues Alley, Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, Charlotte, NC’s Levine Center For The Arts, Naples, Italy’s Bellini Theatre, and Zurich, Switzerland’s Kirche Neumunster.

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