After playing together for 40 years, pianist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton are able to anticipate the other's moves, as Burton has said, "from two blocks away." Four decades after their landmark debut, Crystal Silence, Corea and Burton continue their unique dialogue with a thoroughly inventive collection of covers on Hot House (Concord). Most are standards — but not the usual suspects — from premier jazz composers like Thelonious Monk, Tadd Dameron, Bill Evans, and Dave Brubeck. But there is also a pair of lush Brazilian Jobim nuggets, a stride-tinged run through the Art Tatum-associated "Can't We Be Friends," a moody reading of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," plus a classical infusion on the one original, Corea's "Mozart Goes Dancing." (Photo by Ernest Gregory) $70-$80 at 7 p.m. $50-$60 at 9 p.m. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612.332.1010.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 & 9 p.m. Starts: Sept. 26. Continues through Sept. 27, 2012