Piano giant Chick Corea is on tour with vocalist Bobby McFerrin and drummer Jack DeJohnette. On June 19, he'll be in Minneapolis as part of the much anticipated reunion tour of Return to Forever, his 1970s jazz-rock fusion quartet. Comfortable in jazz, classical and other genres, Corea likes to laugh when he's not at the piano. On tour of late, he's been watching DVDs of Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows."


"What a genius. Some of the writers on that show were Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Carl Reiner. Sid was just brilliant. He was an improviser; he was meticulous; he was able to play all these different characters. Plus, he was a musician. He played tenor saxophone and he liked jazz; he did some pretty hilarious bits about music and jazz."