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Jazz greats Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea to make 1st duo piano concert tour since 1978

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014 file photo, honoree Herbie Hancock performs at the 13th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert, presented by The Jazz Foundation of America to benefit The Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, at The Apollo Theater in New York. Hancock and Chick Corea have announced plans for a 2015 world tour of duo piano concerts, kicking off March 14 in Seattle. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
January 22, 2015 - 11:01 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock share much in common, but the last time they toured together was 37 years ago when Jimmy Carter was in the White House and Sony had just introduced the Walkman.

The performers announced a world tour of duo piano concerts on Thursday. It kicks off March 14 in Seattle.

"Chick and I have always had an open door toward the possibility of touring again," Hancock said in an email. "We both felt that enough time has passed since our last major tour in 1978, and considering all of the experiences we have had in music and in life, that this was the perfect time to pass through that doorway again."

Corea and Hancock both were members of Miles Davis' bands of the 1960s, even playing together on keyboards on the trumpeter's groundbreaking jazz-fusion albums, "In a Silent Way" and "Bitches Brew."

"Herbie is a musical phenomenon and a rare human being," Corea said in a statement. "To me he's been a dear friend as well as a lifelong inspiration."

The North American leg of the tour wraps in Carmel, Indiana on April 18. After a break, the duo will perform in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

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Online:

http://www.herbiehancock.com

http://www.chickcorea.com

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