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Glenn Zottola and Chick Corea “But Not For Me”

I get a call very late one night from Chick Corea and he says “what are doing”. I say I am very tired going to bed. He says why don’t you grab your trumpet and alto and come over. It’s like getting a call from Mozart how can you say no. I get there literally half asleep and he was rehearsing his Origin band rhythm section with Avishai Cohen on bass and Adam Cruz on drums. We do 2 tunes one take each and I go back home back to bed. Next day he hands me this tape. What a joy to play with this band real loose swingin jazz at it’s best and Chick Corea who is at a whole other level as an artist truly a privilege.

Glenn Zottola & Chick Corea “Gliden not Haydn”

From Chick Corea : From the GZ archives: a bright 12 bar blues jam inspired by Miles Davis’ Walking with Chick’s Origin band rhythm section – Avishai Cohen on bass and Adam Cruz on drums.

From Glenn Zottola – I get a call very late one night from Chick Corea and he says “what are doing”. I say I am very tired going to bed. He says why don’t you grab your trumpet and alto and come over. It’s like getting a call from Mozart how can you say no. I get there literally half asleep and we do 2 tunes one take each and I go back home back to bed. Next day he hands me this tape. What a joy to play with this band real loose swingin jazz at it’s best.

Kabir Sehgal

I was so moved by the comment by my good friend Kabir Sehgal world acclaimed author , musician and grammy winning producer on my last recording with Chick Corea I wanted to put it on my website.

Thanks for your note. Yes, you were dear friends, and it’s a pure joy to hear your music with him. I’d call your music “When 2 Geniuses Come Together!!” Congrats on your upcoming singles. I’ll be listening and sharing with my family and friends. Honored to know you, maestro!!

Glenn Zottola “I Cover The Waterfront” Theo Waynne Ambika Mouthpiece.

This recording was done a new mouthpiece just sent to me by Theo Waynne the “Ambika”. Having worked with Frank Sinatra , Tony Bennet , Mel Torme and Ella Fitzgerald , Joe Williams and many others that vintage and nuanced sound of Coleman Hawkins , Ben Webster , Gene Ammons and Stan Getz is very important to me. I would like to applaud Theo Waynne for his dedication and accomplishments and Bryan Vance General Manager for his incredible care and service. This beautiful arrangement is by my good friend Alan McPike in Scotland.