All Ages, Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, & Lenny White

When: Tue., Sept. 15, 8 & 10 p.m., Wed., Sept. 16, 8 & 10 p.m., Thu., Sept. 17, 8 & 10 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 18, 8 & 10 p.m. 2009

Indisputably one of the best-known musicians in his genre, jazz pianist Chick Corea has an amazing command of rhythm (he's also a drummer) and a penchant for blending different traditions -- hence his association with 1970s-era electric fusion. Conversant in straight-ahead, Latin, and avant-garde styles, he's amassed a huge discography that includes tunes like the modern-jazz standard "Spain," which has tricky syncopation and a hair-trigger B-section. In a career spanning several decades, Corea has backed Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, and free-jazz reeds player Anthony Braxton. He's won fifteen Grammies and recorded several albums as a leader. He's also ventured toward an unadulterated acoustic sound. Corea's new trio with bassist Stanley Clarke and guitarist Lenny White is the second iteration of his old band Return to Forever, which featured a rotating cast of characters (Clarke was the only staple). They'll perform all-acoustic sets Tuesday, Sept. 15, through Friday, Sept. 18, at Oakland Yoshi's (510 Embarcadero), 8 & 10 p.m., $60-$65. Yoshis.com


Rachel Swan

Price: $60-$65

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