We Play

Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin

Two musicians - a brilliant duo. When Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea are on stage together, extraordinary things happen: "I don't agree with anyone else musically as much as I do with Chick", says Bobby McFerrin, "like two beings cast in the same mould, almost scary already". Chick Corea agrees: "We play with surprises all the time". In jazz and in classical, in rehearsals and in concert, in conversations, this bond becomes tangible, the intense communication, the joy of playing. "We Play" is how Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea succinctly describe their collaboration. The film shows artists in their versatility who embody the successful crossover: Bobby McFerrin as a singer and conductor, Chick Corea as pianist and composer , with the Chick Corea New Trio and the Verbier Youth Orchestra. On the programme: works by Leonard Bernstein, Mozart, Rossini - and Chick Corea's "Spain" for orchestra. For McFerrin and Corea, there is no difference between serious and popular music - "All music is serious.”


Chick Corea
Bobby McFerrin
Avishai Cohen
Jefferson W. Ballard
UBS Verbier Jugendorchester
Martin Bernheimer


Volker Tittel (bvk)
Amadeus Hiller
Hans Toni Aschwanden
Dennis Rosenberger
Florian Fischer
Peter Dippl

Sebastian Riederer von Paar

concert recording
Koichiro Hattori
Nicolas de Beco
P Musica Numeris (Schweiz)

Nigel Timperley

assistent to the director
Susanne Frey

musical consulting
Graziella Contratto

Gabriele Forberg-Schneider

Osman Ragheb

sound mixing
Max Rammler

Bernd Rillich
Gübther Zorbig

written and directed by
Bettina Ehrhardt