A new band for 2013, Chick Corea & The Vigil, featured Corea along with bassist Hadrien Feraud, Marcus Gilmore on drums (carrying on the lineage of jazz from his grandfather, Roy Haynes), saxes, flute, and bass clarinet from Tim Garland, and guitarist Charles Altura.
20th July 2013, 37 Festival Jazz Vitoria-Gasteiz, Mendizorrotza Sports Center, Spain
Chick Corea & The Vigil
video - Planet Chia
Chick Corea - piano
Tim Garland - tenor sax, soprano sax
Christian McBride - bass
Charles Altura - guitar
Marcus Gilmore - drums
Luis Quintero - percussion
Another monumental 2008 event was the Five Peace Band group, founded with the great jazz guitarist John McLaughlin. The two are truly kindred spirits, given their individual musical histories as well as their singular virtuosity on their respective instruments. As young jazz artists, they both did stints with the legendary Miles Davis and appeared together on the groundbreaking jazz/rock/funk classic Bitches Brew. They then ventured out to form their own revolutionary bands: Chick’s RTF and John’s Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Collaborating together for the first time, Chick and John took a new musical leap, presenting highly creative music with Kenny Garrett on saxophone, Christian McBride on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta and Brian Blade on drums.
On the resulting double-album Five Peace Band Live, the band offers intricate acoustic jazz, burning jazz/rock/funk, and intimate duets.
Grammy Winner Five Peace Band Live Chick Corea John McLaughlin
John's "Raju" and "New Blues, Old Bruise" are blues for the 21st century, and Chick's dynamic 28-minute suite "Hymn to Andromeda" is one of his most elaborate compositions to date.
The album earned Chick his 16th Grammy® Award, taking home the honor for Best Jazz Instrumetal Album of 2009.