The Grammy Museum recently hosted a public screening of the new music documentary, In The Mind of a Master. Highlighting a behind the scenes look at the making of the new Chick Corea and his Spanish Heart Band album Antidote, the film also includes pinnacle moments in the career of this legendary jazz pianist, composer, and 22-time Grammy-winning artist.
A near-capacity audience joined Chick Corea and the Scientology Network team that produced the film at the museum's Clive Davis Theater for a very special evening paying homage to one of the world's greatest living jazz masters. Grammy Museum curator Scott Goldman served as the master of ceremonies, offering a warm welcome to Chick and a heartfelt thank you to the fans in attendance.
The 54-minute film features an up-close-and-personal look at the creative songwriting and recording process, featuring interviews with Chick Corea, Robin D.G. Kelley (UCLA Professor & Acclaimed Biographer), Jorge Pardo (Flute & Saxophone), John Burk (Concord Records President), Carlitos Del Puerto (Bass), Marcus Gilmore (Drums), Luisito Quintero (percussion), Steve Davis (Trombone), Michael Rodriguez (Trumpet), Nino de los Reyes (Dancer), Gayle Moran Corea (Vocals & Chick's wife), Ruben Blades (Vocals), Bernie Kirsh (Sound Engineer) and Nino Josele (Guitar). Corea shared personal memories of his first piano, the encouragement offered by his family, his childhood fascination with music, struggling as a young artist, and working with Miles Davis, among many other jazz luminaries. Throughout the film, Corea exhibited the creative passion that defines not only who he is as a person and an artist, but as an example to his fellow musicians. Emphasizing the drive required for any musician to maximize their creativity, Corea emphasizes the importance of eye contact with other musicians, which he defines as “Having a musical conversation.” Corea, his band, collaborators and production team visibly thrived in the studio during the recording of Antidote. In The Mind of a Master is a film that jazz enthusiasts will find interesting, and musicians will find inspiring.
Following the film, which received a warm reception, Corea took center stage to field questions from Scott Goldman as well as members of the audience. Corea patiently, thoughtfully and enthusiastically answered every question. He concluded the evening by thanking everyone for coming and hoped they enjoyed the film.
An impromptu meet and greet unfolded in the lobby area. Several dozen fans patiently waited to shake hands with Corea, share a brief conversation, get an autograph or have a photo taken. Core took his time with every fan making sure no one went home disappointed.
The Scientology Network debuted on March 12, 2018. Since launching, the Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. The network showcases documentaries by independent filmmakers who represent a cross-section of cultures and faiths, but share a common purpose of uplifting communities. Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church’s global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network can be streamed at Scientology.tv and is available through satellite television, mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire, and Apple TV platforms. Scientology.tv/apps.
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