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Chick Corea celebrating 70 with a month at the Blue Note

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Here's the concert line-up:


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Only in New York ....

Peace, TED

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So I went to two sets of RTF Unplugged last night...... I can't even begin to tell you how amazing it was. Two totally different sets. songs like Light as a Feather, Capt. Marvel. Romantic Warrior, NO Mystery, Capt. Senor Mouse , some standards, ltos of jamming

Lenny was swinging his butt off ! Haven't seen him play like this in a while - chick totally playing with the tempos of songs and everyone changing right along with him.

Gayle Moran getting up to sing 500 miles high with the band. Stellar !

I gave Chick special CD for his birthday of the three songs which have never been recorded by RTF but were played when they were composed for their first reunion tour in 1983. They are called Overture, Caprice , and the Phantom. Al DiMeola did a version of the Phantom on his album Kiss My Axe but it's not as good as the version with the other three. chick didn't have a copy of those songs live of any decent quality so I hope he liked what I gave him. I will probably find out Sat. night when I go see the Five Peace Band with John M. Walter K. is coming in from Boston for the occasion to stay with me. Really looking forward to it. Attaching the photos of the discussion I was having with Chick about the CD.

I am in bliss ! LOL

TED

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Pardon me while I faint. Ted, if you don't hear from me within 24 hours, call the fire department.

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I found this nice rendition of Stevie Wonder doing Chick Coreas "Spain".

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Ted is da man' ain't he. Oh and I have that whole Stevie Wonder concert on DVD the whole concert is great. I think it was a 2008 or 2009 concert.

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Great stuff, Ted and Woody.

I have not seen Chick this thin
since he was in his twenties.

Again, musically, not much more
can be said about his gift.

Regards,


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Finally got some photos of the RTF gig my friend took from our table. Hope you like them !


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Photos courtesy of Rob Artese ! Peace, TED

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Amazing photos Ted. Wow, you were that close to the band! YeahTed, after I purchased my ticket boarding to San Fran to see RTF, I saw a late decision on their part to play in Las Vegas, at a university. Did you see that schedule? That was a last minute decision on their part. I heard it was unplugged and doing the stuff they most enjoy. If I had known that or if it was scheduled later, I may have attended that as well. I have a property in Henderson, which is just minutes outside of where they were performing. Oh well, may be in the near yet distant future.

Thanks for sharing that.

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Well Rac, the Blue Note holds 200 , about 150 seated and 50 in standing room at the bar so everyone is that close to the band. That's one of the reasons I love going there.

Those photos were taken at the early show. When I stayed for the late show, we were able to convince the maitre de' to $hift our $eat$ to dead center. But my friend only came to the early show, so I have no photos of that.

Tomorrow night I will be there for 1 set of Chick with Gary Burton and the Harlem String Quartet to premier their new CD. I think it's called Hot House. Hopefully, I will have some more photos to post.


Peace, TED

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