Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Check out this story on Chick

I just found this in a Tampa paper:

Chick Corea up for two Grammys!

Clearwater, Florida - Most readers read to escape. They get lost in a story reading a book they can't put down. But when the words of a science fiction novel leap off the pages at jazz artist Chick Corea, he reads the story, and he gets lost in a melody.

His latest CD, “The Ultimate Adventure,” was inspired by the 1939 best-seller of the same name by L. Ron Hubbard. The music inspired by the novel has earned Corea two Grammy award nominations. The Clearwater native says the story takes him back to an Arabian village in North Africa called, “The City of Brass.” And he narrates a parelles of the story, while he plays the haunting melodies inspired by the tale.

Chick Corea, Jazz Musician and Grammy nominee:
“And the sun's just coming up, and it's shining on the brass towers of the city of brass. And it really evokes Arabia.

The Grammy nominations bring Corea's lifetime total to 50. He's recorded nearly 100 CD's from the 1960's to the present, and his latest is an art form he calls tone-poetry: He reads a story, and turns out music.

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