Chick Corea

Amazing Jazz Composer and Keyboardist Chick Corea Passes // Feminist Funk Pioneer Betty Davis Dead at Age 77 // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Photo: Chick Corea (from his website) | Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea (June 12, 1941 – February 9, 2021) was an American jazz composer, keyboardist, bandleader, and occasional percussionist. His compositions “Spain”, “500 Miles High”, “La Fiesta”, “Armando’s Rhumba” and “Windows” are widely considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis’s band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion. In the 1970s he formed Return to Forever. Along with McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, and Keith Jarrett, Corea is considered one of the foremost jazz pianists of the post-John Coltrane era.
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Remembering Legendary Jazz Pianist And Composer Chick Corea

This is FRESH AIR. Pianist, keyboardist and composer Chick Corea died last week at the age of 79. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says Corea's music covered a broad range of styles. Kevin has this appreciation. KEVIN WHITEHEAD, BYLINE: Chick Corea, 1971. He had a crisp, distinctive touch at the keyboard...

Raymond Skalski Completes Portrait “La Fiesta” Honoring Chick Corea

When Raymond Skalski found out about the recent death of Chick Corea, he was compelled as an artist to do what he has dedicated time to during the pandemic. In lieu of performing jazz music as a trombonist, he has turned to portrait artistry of jazz legends. (Read more in this recent article: Jazz Artist Raymond Skalski Creates Inspired Artworks Of Jazz Legends To Cope With Pandemic)
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Chick Corea: his 10 greatest recordings

The jazz pioneer Chick Corea died last week at the age of 79, leaving behind one of the most garlanded and wide-ranging catalogues in the genre’s history. He played with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock; he could be showboating and sensitive, and traversed the distance between experimentation and accessibility. Guardian jazz critic John Fordham survey’s the best of them.

Legendary Jazz Pianist, Chick Corea, passes away at 79 years-old.

The world of jazz just became a little quieter. On Feb. 9, the Armando Anthony Corea, better known as Chick Corea, passed away from a rare form of cancer that was diagnosed in its final stages. The announcement of his death was made on Corea's Instagram page on Thursday, Feb. 11.

From 1990: Innovative keyboardist Chick Corea

Multiple Grammy Award-winner Chick Corea, whose musicianship spanned genres from jazz, Latin and rock to classical, died on February 9, 2021, at age 79. In this interview originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" on July 22, 1990 (which featured performances by the keyboardist in Boston and Los Angeles), Corea talked with correspondent Billy Taylor about his exploration of electronics, his musical influences, and the art of creation.

Jazz Pianist Chick Corea Has Died, Age 79

The Grammy-award winning American musician passed away this week from a rare form of cancer. Most known for his hit compositions such as "Spain" and "500 Miles High," Corea's ensemble, Return to Forever, was a driving force of the jazz fusion movement. He also played with trumpeter Miles Davis in...

Chick Corea: the music that changed me

Lately I’ve been listening to Copland’s Clarinet Concerto and pieces by Takemitsu. Clarinettist Richard Stoltzman sent me the Takemitsu after working on my piece, Marika Groove, that he premiered this year with marimbist Mika Yoshida at Carnegie Hall. But I never grew up listening to classical repertoire. My dad was a trumpeter and the music he loved was Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and the new bebop at the time, and so I listened to 78rpm recordings of Billy Eckstine and a young Sarah Vaughan. Most of all, I liked the fast and wild music, such as Gillespie’s ‘Things to Come’.

BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Jazz Pianist Chick Corea

BMI is saddened by the passing of one of the true jazz giants, Chick Corea, who died this week at the age of 79. Corea, who continued to astound audiences for more than half a century with his unique jazz-rock fusion, was one of the most renowned keyboardists in music history. Having cemented his standing playing and recording with Miles Davis in the 70’s, Corea also worked with such legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Mongo Santamaria, Sarah Vaughan, and countless others. As a bandleader himself, most notably of his band Return to Forever, all of his albums earned critical praise with several considered classics soon after their release. During his storied career, Corea, who was named a Jazz Master in 2006 by the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor bestowed upon jazz musicians, skillfully displayed his talent on nearly 90 albums and amassed an almost record-breaking 23 GRAMMYS. He will be missed and remembered with fondness by all of his fans at BMI.

Obituary: Chick Corea (1941-2021)

The jazz keyboardist, composer and bandleader Chick Corea has died, aged 79. Over the course of Corea‘s career, he won 23 Grammy Awards and received over 60 nominations, the fourth highest number in Grammys history. He collaborated with Miles Davis throughout much of his career, after having been part of Davis’s band in the late 60s, appearing on several of his albums including Live at the Filmore East (1970), which BBC Music Magazine named one of the landmark jazz recordings of all time.

Jazz legend Chick Corea dead at 79

Legendary pianist and jazz musician Chick Corea, who is behind the songs “Spain,” “500 Miles High” and many others, passed away at the age of 79 on Thursday. Corea’s representative announced the musician’s passing on his official Facebook, saying he died “from a rare form of cancer which was only discovered very recently.”