The Corea/Gadd Band at Berklee

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The musical partnership between Chick Corea and Steve Gadd is the stuff of legends. But the music is always new. Since Gadd became the very first electric Return to Forever drummer (true story), these two have turned out one game-changing record after another: The Leprechaun, My Spanish Heart, Three Quartets, and Friends. Co-leading a band for the first time, they pick up where they left off, this time with young stars filling out the lineup: Lionel Loueke, the Beninian genius, on guitar; Steve Wilson, Corea’s Origin protégé, on saxophone and flute; the great Carlitos del Puerto on bass; and Venezuelan master Luisito Quintero on percussion.

The Corea/Gadd Band play the Berklee Performance Center on Sunday, October 1. Showtime 7:30 PM. Tickets $47 / $57 / $67. This concert is part of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival.