Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Five Peace Pand : Monaco
Chick Corea and John McLaughlin met back in 1969. The first tune they ever played together was In A Silent Way with the legendary Miles Davis. Tonight (Oct 22, 2008) at the opening night of their world tour that started at the Grimaldi Theatre in Monte Carlo, Monaco these two long time friends paid tribute to both Miles and composer Joe Zawinul by reprising their 1969 effort on the evening’s first piece.
The Five Peace Band also features three absolute amazing musicians; bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Kenny Garrett and the drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. For this charity performance the group played a raucous 90 minute set! Featured were tunes from both John McLaughlin’s and Chick Corea’s songbooks. Apart from the signature McLaughlin compositions like “Raju” from Floating Point , “New Blues, Old Bruise” and “Senor CS” from Industrial Zen, Chick wrote a couple of beautiful tunes for the new outfit including “Hymn to Andromeda” and The Disguise while John wrote the super funky ”Four Peace Band.”
All in all, it was a roaring night of music and bodes well for the many nights of amazing music to follow. The band will tour Europe this month and Asia and America in 2009. These guys are on fire right from the first night !!!