Welcome to Chick Corea’s brand new Spanish Heart Band, the flamenco-charged band of Latin rhythm masters! Keyboardist, composer and bandleader Chick Corea is a DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, with an astounding 23 GRAMMY® wins in addition to a number of Latin GRAMMY® Awards. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases since performing with the genre-shattering bands of Miles Davis.
Since he first played with the Spanish Flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucia, Chick has built a deep catalog of Latin jazz brilliance, beginning with his modern-classic song “Spain,” and the world-groove inspired first Return to Forever album, featuring “Sometime Ago / La Fiesta.”
The Spanish Heart Band springs to life with Cuban sensation Carlitos Del Puerto on bass, master of all rhythms Marcus Gilmore on drums and timbalero Luisito Quintero on percussion. They’ll be joined by guest vocalist and GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and activist Rubén Blades, whose lyrical sophistication has made him a legend of salsa.
“A luminary, ebullient and eternally youthful.”
–The New York Times