Chick Corea Trio

Since releasing his first album in 1966, pianist Chick Corea has covered more stylistic territory than most jazz musicians could ever hope to. After gaining widespread recognition for his influential 1968 post-bop album Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, Corea went on to play in Miles Davis' band, experimenting with electric instruments and incorporating elements of rock, free jazz, and Latin music into his repertoire. To some degree, Corea's stylistic shifts were indicative of the general trajectory of jazz as the genre evolved from hard and post bop into avant-garde and fusion in the '70s. But regardless of his ample legacy, which includes sixteen Grammys, Corea continues to experiment (he's dabbled in classical music in recent years) and tour incessantly. This four-night residency at Jazz Alley offers the chance to see a true jazz innovator at work. ANDREW GOSPE

Dec. 1-4, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2011

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