Posted on Avr 3, 2008 in News | 27 comments

Chick Corea and John McLaughlin are still challenging the precepts of music. It was almost 40 years ago, when the two first played together with the legendary Miles Davis. Since then, Corea and McLaughlin have redefined jazz, rock and world music and have become giants in their own right. They are about to embark on a journey that will continue to stretch musical boundaries.

In the early 70s, McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra and Corea’s Return to Forever bands set jazz-rock instrumental standards that are still in place today. McLaughlin went on to form the trailblazing Indo-jazz fusion unit Shakti, play with the famous Guitar Trio, and compose and perform classical concertos. Corea toured the world playing solo piano, duets with Herbie Hancock and Gary Burton and formed acoustic and electric bands to much critical acclaim. Now these two icons, winners of too many music awards to mention, are combining forces to set the world on its ear once again. They will be joined by three of the most accomplished contemporary jazz players of our time. John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett and Vinnie Colaiuta are The Five Peace Band. Coming soon!