Chick Corea

Real Name:
Armando Anthony Corea
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Chick Corea was an American jazz composer, arranger, keyboardist, percussionist, bandleader and recording artist of southern Italian descent, born June 12, 1941 in Chelsea, Boston, Massachusetts. This very prolific musician played anything from Bebob, Post Bop, Free Jazz, Latin Jazz and Crossover to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Béla Bartók, as well as solo piano improvisations, including being one of those defining Jazz Rock and Fusion in the 1970s, both solo and in Return To Forever and Circle (5). He acquired his nickname from an aunt who liked to address him as “Cheeky”.

In his youth, he marched as a lead soprano bugle soloist in a drum and bugle corps: St. Rose Scarlet Lancers of Chelsea, Massachusetts. Influenced by bebop, he started his professional career in the early 60s, and recorded his first album in 1966 (not released until 1968). After very well received trio Post Bop album Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs with drummer Roy Haynes and bass player Miroslav Vitous, he began recording a series of groundbreaking studio and live albums with Miles Davis 1968-70, before making 3 albums with Free Jazz and Fusion quartet Circle, as well as 2 solo piano improvisation albums in 1971-72. In 1971 he released the first Return to Forever album, and the band went from making Latin American acoustic and electronc music to a more Jazz Rock oriented approach during the decade. At the same time, Corea continued to explore Latin American and classical music, fusion and jazz, using mainly piano, electric piano and Minimoog. For the rest of his life, he kept on touring, recording and collaborating with numerous musicians, and was awarded 25 Emmys.

Chick Corea died from cancer on February 9, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. He was married to vocalist Gayle Moran.
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LP 2253 Chick Corea - Stitt Goes Latin album art Sonny Stitt Featuring Willie Bobo, Thad Jones, Patato*, Chick Corea, Chihuahua (5) Sonny Stitt Featuring Willie Bobo, Thad Jones, Patato*, Chick Corea, Chihuahua (5) - Stitt Goes Latin (Album) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2253 US 1963 Sell This Version
SS18039 Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs album art Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Album) Solid State Records (2) SS18039 US 1968 Sell This Version
2004 Chick Corea - Tones For Joan's Bones album art Chick Corea Tones For Joan's Bones (Album) Vortex Records (2) 2004 US 1968 Sell This Version
SS 18055, SS-18055 Chick Corea - Is album art Chick Corea Is (Album) Solid State Records (2) SS 18055, SS-18055 US 1969 Sell This Version
ETP-9016 Chick Corea - The Sun album art Chick Corea The Sun (Album) Express ETP-9016 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1-1014 Chick Corea - Piano Improvisations Vol. 1 album art Chick Corea Piano Improvisations Vol. 1 (Album) ECM Records ECM 1-1014 US 1971 Sell This Version
BST 84353, BST-84353 Chick Corea - The Song Of Singing album art Chick Corea The Song Of Singing (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 84353, BST-84353 US 1971 Sell This Version
ECM 1009 ST Chick Corea - A.R.C. album art Chick Corea / David Holland* / Barry Altschul Chick Corea / David Holland* / Barry Altschul - A.R.C. (Album) ECM Records ECM 1009 ST Germany 1971 Sell This Version
GM 2202, RCA-6037 Chick Corea - Sundance album art Chick Corea Sundance (Album) Groove Merchant GM 2202, RCA-6037 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
ECM 1020 ST Chick Corea - Piano Improvisations Vol. 2 album art Chick Corea Piano Improvisations Vol. 2 (Album) ECM Records ECM 1020 ST Germany 1972 Sell This Version
8F 1022 Chick Corea - Return To Forever album art Chick Corea Return To Forever (Album) ECM Records 8F 1022 US 1972 Sell This Version
CTL 13 Chick Corea - Outback album art Joe Farrell, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, Buster Williams Joe Farrell, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, Buster Williams - Outback(LP, Album, Gat) CTI Records CTL 13 UK 1973 Sell This Version
MR 5011 Chick Corea - Bliss! album art Chick Corea Bliss! (Album, Comp) Muse Records MR 5011 US 1973 Sell This Version
2310 283 Chick Corea - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy album art Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (Album) Polydor, Polydor 2310 283 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
ELPO72 1 Chick Corea - Light As A Feather album art Chick Corea, Return To Forever Chick Corea, Return To Forever - Light As A Feather (Album) Polydor ELPO72 1 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
8F-6509 Chick Corea - Where Have I Known You Before album art Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Where Have I Known You Before (Album) Polydor, Polydor 8F-6509 US 1974 Sell This Version
CTI 6003 Chick Corea - Super Session album art Joe Farrell Quartet Featuring Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Joe Farrell Quartet Featuring Chick Corea & John McLaughlin - Super Session(LP, Album) CTI Records CTI 6003 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
B / 2546 Chick Corea - Dear Old Stockholm album art Chick Corea Dear Old Stockholm(LP, Album) Tobacco Road B / 2546 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
VSD 23022 Chick Corea - Planet End album art Larry Coryell With The Eleventh House And Mahavishnu John McLaughlin*, Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous, Billy Cobham Larry Coryell With The Eleventh House And Mahavishnu John McLaughlin*, Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous, Billy Cobham - Planet End(LP, Album) Vanguard VSD 23022 France 1975 Sell This Version
PD 6512 Chick Corea - No Mystery album art Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - No Mystery (Album) Polydor PD 6512 US 1975 Sell This Version
BN-LA 472-H2 Chick Corea - Circling In album art Chick Corea Circling In (Album) Blue Note BN-LA 472-H2 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
73499, 73500 Chick Corea - Nightbird & Company album art Deep Purple / Chick Corea / Kenny Rankin / Carmen (19) Deep Purple / Chick Corea / Kenny Rankin / Carmen (19) - Nightbird & Company(2xLP, Transcription) Army Reserve, Army Reserve 73499, 73500 US 1975 Sell This Version
PD 6062 Chick Corea - The Leprechaun album art Chick Corea The Leprechaun (Album) Polydor PD 6062 US 1976 Sell This Version
77412 Chick Corea - My Spanish Heart album art Chick Corea My Spanish Heart (Album) Polydor, Polydor 77412 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
GXF 3026, BST-83026 Chick Corea - Circulus Vol. 1 album art Chick Corea Circulus Vol. 1 (Album) Blue Note GXF 3026, BST-83026 Japan 1978 Sell This Version

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jondubb35

jondubb35

February 11, 2021
RIP Chick. Truly one of the great musicians and composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. His music will live on for generation after generation to admire and cherish. He was truly one of a kind.
Dakuffo80

Dakuffo80

February 11, 2021
RIP. Chick Corea, your music will live on forever and forever.

musictimelessness

musictimelessness

February 11, 2021
Great great sadness. Shocked that this genius of a pianist and beautiful soul passed away 2 days ago.... We will miss you Chick!

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