John McLaughlin and Chick Corea win the Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group Category.
Chick Corea and John McLaughlin are truly kindred spirits. Both are brave musical explorers and singular virtuosos on their respective instruments. As young jazz artists, they both did stints with the legendary Miles Davis and appeared together on the groundbreaking jazz/rock/funk classic Bitches Brew.
Each later ventured out to form his own revolutionary band: McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra and Corea’s Return to Forever. The innovative music played by these two groups attracted huge audiences in the ‘70s and helped shape a new genre of music, turning multitudes of rock fans on to a new form of jazz.
Since then they have both had extraordinarily prolific careers, with continual creative output spanning many genres of music and in a host of different musical settings, while maintaining unparalleled artistic integrity–and becoming legends in their own right.
This musical pairing is one of the most important collaborations for jazz in our times.
The much anticipated album from John McLaughlin entitled To the One (Abstract Logix/Mediastarz) will be released on April 20, 2010.