Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea at The Paramount March 15, 2015
Living legends doing what they do to a packed audience. Was thinking 70 is the new 40 as these guys put on a show of melodic virtuosity. Their collaboration defies genre, invoking classical music more than anything in how it moves around. So many ideas, exchanges, gives/takes, etc. Always something to tune into as the music flowed. They spent most of their time on the grand pianos, but did occasionally move to respective keyboard/synths. Hancock busted out both “Maiden Voyage” and “Canteloupe Island” – playin his hits. And there was both a verbal and musical nod to Miles Davis, with “Solar” being quoted as well as Corea grabbing the mic and talking about his and Hancock’s time under their shared mentor.
Dug the high school jazz band in the lobby – nice touch, STG.
Here’s a recent interview with Hancock: