Most septuagenarians try to stay spry with long walks and crossword puzzles. Chick Corea does it by assembling a band of exciting young virtuosos, recording new originals and touring the world. The new group, The Vigil, has been dubbed “Corea's elektrokoustic band” for its integration of fusion with other modern jazz elements. That's a trend among the current generation of players, and some of the best are featured here, including drummer Marcus Gilmore (whose grandfather, Roy Haynes, played drums in Corea's trio), Cuban bass prodigy Carlitos del Puerto, and guitar supernova Charles Altura, who has exploded from obscurity on the West Coast onto the international scene. Completing the group are Luisito Quintero (percussion) and Tim Garland (woodwinds). The regimen is working, for Corea at age 73 sounds as good as he looks in that suit of armor on his new album cover.
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