That was a funny experience for me in that my real intent at that time as an 18-year-old was to live in New York. In 1960-61 the New York music scene was just flourishing, it was an incredible scene, and that’s where I wanted to be, following in the footsteps of my heroes there. So Juilliard was a legitimate way for a young man to be in New York because he was ‘studying’. But I wasn’t studying, the Juilliard studies didn’t interest me so I took it upon myself to stop beating about the bush and put my roots down in New York City and explore the music I wanted to, and I started working with various bands to make enough money to support myself.”
Chick Corea (1941 – 2021)
Entrevista de Stuart Nicholson a Chick Corea en JazzWise: https://www.jazzwise.com/features/article/chick-corea-interview-music-can-bring-us-together
Fotografía de Chick Corea. Actuación de Chick Corea & The Vigil. 13-julio-2013. Plaça Jaume I. Vijazz Penedès. Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona): © Joan Cortès, 2013.
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