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Chick Corea

Sunday 19 March 2006 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Michael Berkeley talks to American jazz virtuoso pianist and composer Chick Corea, who has just released his latest album, The Ultimate Adventure.

Winner of 12 Grammy awards, his career stretches back over four decades and over 100 albums, from early beginnings playing electric piano in Miles Davis' band to his fruitful collaborations with many leading jazz artists and major orchestras, including the LPO.

His choices include music that has influenced his own work, ranging from Mozart, Bartók and Scriabin to Art Tatum and Duke Ellington.


1 hour


Sig M Berkeley: The Wakeful Poet (from Music from Chaucer)
Beaux Arts Brass Quintet

Chick Corea: The Three Ghouls - Parts 1 & 2
'The Ultimate Adventure' Stretch Records 0013431904526
Corea/Crystal Silence Music/BMI

Bartok: 1st mvt from Concerto for Orchestra
Various - Bartok Orchestral Works
RCA 74321886902 - CD2 TRACK 4
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Erich Leinsdorf

Alexander Scriabin: Prelude No. 2 in C Sharp Minor
'Dmitri Alexeyev plays Rachmaninov & Scriabin'
MK 417063 - TRACK 13
Dmitri Alexeyev, piano

Art Tatum: Get Happy
'Art Tatum's Finest Hour' (Verve 543 761-2 - TRACK 7
(Ted Koehler/Harold Arlen/ASCAP)

Paco de Lucia: 'Zyryab'
Antologia, Vol 2 verve 060249860248 - CD2 TRACK 1
(G F Sanchez/G R Sanchez/J A Amargos - Mambru SL Editorial)

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane: In A Sentimental Mood
'Duke Ellington and John Coltrane' Impulse 11662 - TRACK 1
Ellington (EMI Mills Music ASCAP)

Mozart: 1st Mvt from Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K550
Album: Mozart: Symphonies 40 & 41 "Jupiter"
(RCA 09026613972) - TRACK 1
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & James Levine

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