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 Stitt Goes Latin — Chick Corea 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
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SS18039 Now He Sings, Now He Sobs — Chick Corea Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Album) Solid State Records (2) SS18039 US 1968 Sell This Version
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2004 Tones For Joan's Bones — Chick Corea Chick Corea Tones For Joan's Bones (Album) Vortex Records (2) 2004 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SS 18055, SS-18055 Is — Chick Corea Chick Corea Is (Album) Solid State Records (2) SS 18055, SS-18055 US 1969 Sell This Version
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ETP-9016 The Sun — Chick Corea Chick Corea The Sun (Album) Express ETP-9016 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
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ECM 1-1014 Piano Improvisations Vol. 1 — Chick Corea Chick Corea Piano Improvisations Vol. 1 (Album) ECM Records ECM 1-1014 US 1971 Sell This Version
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BST 84353, BST-84353 The Song Of Singing — Chick Corea Chick Corea The Song Of Singing (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 84353, BST-84353 US 1971 Sell This Version
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ECM 1009 ST A.R.C. — Chick Corea 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
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GM 2202, RCA-6037 Sundance — Chick Corea Chick Corea Sundance (Album) Groove Merchant GM 2202, RCA-6037 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
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ECM 1020 ST Piano Improvisations Vol. 2 — Chick Corea Chick Corea Piano Improvisations Vol. 2 (Album) ECM Records ECM 1020 ST Germany 1972 Sell This Version
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XP 1040 Return To Forever — Chick Corea Chick Corea Return To Forever (Album) ECM Records XP 1040 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
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CTL 13 Outback — Chick Corea 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
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MR 5011 Bliss! — Chick Corea Chick Corea Bliss! (Album, Comp) Muse Records MR 5011 US 1973 Sell This Version
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2310 283 Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy — Chick Corea 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
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PD 5525 Light As A Feather — Chick Corea Chick Corea, Return To Forever Chick Corea, Return To Forever - Light As A Feather (Album) Polydor PD 5525 US 1973 Sell This Version
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PD 6509 Where Have I Known You Before — Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Where Have I Known You Before (Album) Polydor, Polydor PD 6509 US 1974 Sell This Version
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OTGB 1 At The Rainbow (May 9 Concert • A Tribute To L. Ron Hubbard) — Chick Corea Chick CoreaThe Incredible String BandWoody Woodmansey* & Mike Garson Chick CoreaThe Incredible String BandWoody Woodmansey* & Mike Garson - At The Rainbow (May 9 Concert • A Tribute To L. Ron Hubbard)(LP) Church Of Scientology OTGB 1 UK 1974 Sell This Version
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CTI 6003 Super Session — Chick Corea 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
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B / 2546 Dear Old Stockholm — Chick Corea Chick Corea Dear Old Stockholm(LP, Album, RE) Tobacco Road B / 2546 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
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VSD 23022 Planet End — Chick Corea 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
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PD 6512, 2310 378 No Mystery — Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - No Mystery (Album) Polydor, Polydor PD 6512, 2310 378 US 1975 Sell This Version
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BN-LA 472-H2 Circling In — Chick Corea Chick Corea Circling In (Album) Blue Note BN-LA 472-H2 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
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73499, 73500 Nightbird & Company — Chick Corea 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
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PD 6062 The Leprechaun — Chick Corea Chick Corea The Leprechaun (Album) Polydor PD 6062 US 1976 Sell This Version
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77412 My Spanish Heart — Chick Corea Chick Corea My Spanish Heart (Album) Polydor, Polydor 77412 Argentina 1976 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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