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Alexei Lubimov at the Baryshnikov Arts Center

Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida Performing New Works by Chick Corea and Others on April 4


"Creating this composition for Mika Yoshida was a pure joy. Her only request to the composer was to have "groove" be part of the composition...The piece was written so it could be performed with the exactly written notes or with the players freely interpreting their parts and improvising their solos. Mika brings a joyful enthusiasm to the marimba that is captivating and, being a marimba enthusiast myself, I spent some time playing my marimba at home to help me conjure the phrases that make up "Marika Groove." - Chick Corea

Here's a new one: clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and marimbist Mika Yoshida will join forces and present a concert of world premieres by Chick Corea (“Marika Groove”), Marcos Valle, Tamar Muskal, Mike Mainieri, Michiru Oshima & William Thomas McKinley at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall next Wednesday, April 4 at 8pm. They will be joined by special guests Eddie Gomez on bass, Mike Mainieri on vibraphone and Steve Gadd on drums. Tickets available at the Carnegie box office or online.

Listen to "Marika Groove" HERE