Five Peace Band: Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, Vinnie Colaiuta.


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.

Now [touring] with a group featuring some of the greatest musicians on the planet: Kenny Garrett on sax, Christian McBride on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums in Europe while Brian Blade takes over the drum chair in Asia and on select dates in U.S…

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith. https://linktr.ee/jaywbabcock

2 thoughts on “OH YES DUDE

  1. go. go. go — when this band gets near your area. when we lost papa joe zawinul last year, i wished i had seen him play 100 times rather than the dozen or so shows over i caught the last 35 years. (may i add thankfully that joe didn’t spit the notes out as fast as these two fusion architects, but john and chick are 2 of the century’s jazz geniuses none the less) and i don’t toss the ‘g’ word around like salmon at pike’s.
    i guarantee there will be crescendoes and passages that will either inspire you to go home and hone your craft or maybe even want to give it up all together.
    homework for the curious appentice; chick corea’s “light as a feather” lp and mclaughlin’s mahavishnu orchestra “birds of fire”.

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