Chick Corea and Gary Burton to Give a Single Jazz Concert at Athens Megaron



Major artists from the same music tradition of jazz, pianist and composer Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton will appear for a single concert at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron Mousikis) on Tuesday 15, at 8.30pm, in the Christos Lambrakis Hall.

The two men have an extensive discography and will perform songs from past LPs and their joint new album “HotHouse”, including new takes on standards by composers from Kurt Weill and Antonio Carlos Jobim to Thelonious Monk to Lennon & McCartney.

The concert, entitled “Duets”, is organized within the framework of the Megaron Bridges Series directed by Dimitris Maragkopoulos.

Gary Burton (1941) is well known for developing a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the usual two-mallets. This approach caused Burton to be heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in jazz education.

Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea (1941) was a member of Miles Davis’ band in the 1960s, he participated in the birth of the electric jazz fusion movement. Along with Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and Keith Jarrett, he has been described as one of the major jazz piano voices to emerge in the post-John Coltrane era. His career has been driven by his will to operate as a free agent and compulsively explore different avenues of music making.


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