Since 2004, The SFJazz Collective has been taking the classic work of musicians like Ornette Colman, John Coltrane and Thelonius Monk and reinterpreting it for modern audiences. This time around, the international collective of celebrated musicians is putting the music of Chick Corea through its sophisticated machinery.
“Making something that someone else wrote your own is at the very heart of the jazz tradition,” says bass player Matt Penman. “Improvising on songs from the American standard repertoire, Tin Pan Alley, the folk music of other countries and pop music from all decades has been the practice of jazz musicians since the music began, and arranging and composing is just improvisation slowed down. Chick Corea has been at the forefront of the major innovations in modern jazz since the late ’60s, and he doesn’t stop working, innovating or getting better. It’s very inspiring to see.”
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SFJazz Collective: The Music of Chick Corea begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street; tickets are $36 to $48. For more information, call 720-509-1000.
Tue., March 26, 7:30 p.m., 2013