Java Jive In Space

The NASA space shuttle report on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 [7:00 a.m. CST] revealed that our “Java Jive” was the wakeup song of the day for the crew…

The crew’s wakeup call to begin their fourth day in space came at 6:23 a.m., giving them 30 minutes of extra sleep to make up for a later than expected bedtime on Saturday. The wakeup song for the day, “Java Jive” as performed by The Manhattan Transfer quartet, was played for Commander Steve Lindsey. STS-133 is Lindsey’s fifth shuttle mission and third visit to the space station.

Read the full report.
Listen to “Java Jive” from our album Swing.

Performance and CD Signing @ J&R, NYC

Photo by George Hahn
Photo by George Hahn

We had a blast performing songs from our new album, The Chick Corea Songbook, along with a few chestnuts like “Route 66” and “Birdland” on Thursday September 24, 2009.  A great group of fans and old friends came by to listen and say hello.

We also did a signing of the new CD.  It was a little bit of a time warp, signing other material that people brought for us to sign, like tons of our old albums… ON VINYL!!!  Fantastic.  People brought some old posters, photos and other memorabilia that we haven’t seen in years.  It was great fun signing our way along memory lane.

Thanks again to all for coming by to support us and the new album.  We were thrilled with the turnout and all the terrific vibes people brought with them.

The Chick Corea Songboook Release

coverWe’re celebrating our 40th anniversary with the release of The Chick Corea Songbook, in stores on September 29!

The Chick Corea Songbook, which marks our first new record in five years, was inspired by the classic work of jazz great Chick Corea, and features fresh and exciting vocal interpretations of many of his popular compositions, including “Spain” and “500 Miles High.”