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For Chick Corea and Gary Burton, it all came together in Boston

Chick Corea is nothing if not adaptable.

Though his first career breakthroughs came on the acoustic piano, the Chelsea native recalls the night in the late 1960s when he showed up onstage, as part of Miles Davis’s band, and the leader surprised him with instructions to play the electric piano instead — something verboten among jazz traditionalists.

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