„Du warst der inspirierendste Mann, den ich je getroffen habe.“ In dieser Hommage erinnert sich der Saxophonist Tim Garland an den großen Chick Corea (1941-2021) – und drückt ihm seine Dankbarkeit aus.

Tim Garland writes: For twenty-one years I was lucky enough to call Chick Corea both my mentor and my friend. His insatiable appetite for live music and, crucially, its communication, was infectious, inspiring those around him to produce their very best, most heartfelt music.

His incredibly full schedule was of course a result of his huge popularity. Some of the promoters we shared post-gig meals with would seem like his oldest friends, harking back to concerts from the late sixties on!

As a band leader Chick’s experience seemed unparalleled, and there are precious few who toured to the extent that he did.

In equal measure he was super-disciplined and playfully childlike.

© London Jazznews, 16.2.2021

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