Flex Trio: The Compositions of Chick Corea & Oscar Peterson

Wed May 01 2024 at 06:30 pm

1080 14th Street , Denver, CO, United States, Colorado 80202 | Denver

Flex Trio: The Compositions of Chick Corea & Oscar Peterson
Musical Style: Jazz
Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea and Art Lande were the first American pianists to record for ECM records in the early 1970s. Art and Chick connected periodically over the years, always amicably and with mutual respect. To choose a set of Corea pieces was not easy, but as always, Flex brings a fresh slant to all of this music.
When Art was a young boy in New York City, he got to hear the great Oscar Peterson Trio up close at "The Embers Club." What an inspiration! Oscar's composing is much less known than his playing. He was also a great arranger, making special solo spots for bass and drums. Flex arrangements reflect
Peterson's insights.
This will be a night honoring two legendary pianist/composers who greatly influenced the writing, playing, and band concepts you will hear at this concert of Art Lande and Flex. Art Lande (piano) Grammy-nominated Art Lande is considered one of the premiere improvisational jazz pianists today. He began piano at age 4, studied at Williams College & moved to San Francisco in 1969. He has mostly carved out his own singular path throughout his career, taking the innovations of Bill Evans several steps further. In 1973 he recorded with Jan Garbarek and Ted Curson and in the mid-1970's
had started his own jazz school. In 1976 he formed the quartet Rubisa Patrol which recorded for ECM and lasted until 1983. After teaching for three years in Switzerland, Lande in 1987 moved to Boulder, Colorado. He appears in many of the "Who's Who in Jazz" encyclopedias available today for his role in the development of "Chamber Jazz."
Gonzalo Teppa - (bass)
Two time Latin Grammy Nominee for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Latin Jazz Album”, for work on the recordings “Tiempo” by Linda Briceño; and “3rd Element” by Luisito Quintero.
Named “Best Jazz Soloist” by Downbeat Magazine in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Received “Best Jazz Soloist” award at the Greeley Jazz Festival in 2004 and
Performed with: Wynton Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Matt Wilson, Ed Simon, Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Slide Hampton, Don Byron, Jeremy Pelt, Ben Goldberg, and others.
Dru Heller - (drums)
Known for his dynamic and interactive playing, his career spans over two decades. He has toured and recorded with some of the greatest musicians in jazz, including Don Byron, John Ellis, Ron Miles, Art Lande and Greg Osby. He was a featured performer on Don Byron’s original score for the American Masters (PBS) documentary of Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes Feeling Heart. His own quartets have received accolades and garnered attention from jazz enthusiasts worldwide, and he is a first-call drummer for the bandstands in the greater Denver area. On and off the bandstand, Dru is an active listener. His vibrant spirit can be felt and heard through the flick of his sticks or the wit and charm of his conversations.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

1080 14th Street , Denver, CO, United States, Colorado 80202


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