Friday, April 27, 2012

Chick Corea and Gary Burton @ Harpa


It is hard to describe what is like to be in Harpa's Eldborg listening to two of America's jazz legends: Chick Corea and Gary Burton. They treated the audience to a virtuoso performance that included some of the old time favorites and lots of pieces from their most recent album. Tastes will differ, but I really enjoyed their version of Eleanor Rigby and Corea's "Mozart Goes Dancing." The audience showed Icelanders’ love of jazz when Gary Burton asked people in the audience to raise their hands if they had attended a concert he gave back in 1980; quite a few hands went up. The special treat of the evening was going backstage and meeting the master himself.