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Chick Corea in Detroit with his "Freedom Band"

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    Jazz piano great Chick Corea says that his "attention is always on the present and the future," but his current Freedom Band actually weaves together elements of the keyboardist's past.

    Saxophonist Kenny Garrett, bassist Christian McBride and 85-year-old drummer Roy Haynes all played on Corea's 2000 album "Remembering Bud Powell," while Garrett and McBride were also part of Corea's recent Five Peace Band and Haynes also played on the "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs" album in 1968.

    "It's just the sweetest environment for me," said Corea, 69, of the quartet. "It's just wonderful playing with these guys. We speak the same language, all of us, and it's like home ground.">>


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