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R.I.P. Chick Corea

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:45 am
by Djalma Junior
"The jazz pioneer Chick Corea has died at the age of 79. :cry:

According to a post on his Facebook page, the musician died from “a rare form of cancer which was only discovered very recently”. In his career, Corea won 23 Grammys and was the fourth most-nominated artist in Grammys history."

Source: The Guardian ... ician-dies

Chick Corea in 2007. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Re: R.I.P. Chick Corea

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:06 am
by Blair N. Cummings
Even while recording "fusion" with Miles, Chick Corea made some beautiful acoustic albums for various indie labels. The Circle and related recordings were a career peak, IMO. The later electric stuff didn`t cut it with me, but that`s just a matter of taste. He recorded a live concert of duets with Hiromi a few years ago that is superb. I`m sure he didn`t intend it as a passing of the torch, but it can be heard that way now.
He was a major force throughout his career and I was surprised and saddened to hear of his death.

Re: R.I.P. Chick Corea

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:45 pm
by Sara D
I too was saddened to hear this news. I saw him play live a few times and there was a warmth to him that was less evident with some of his more self regarding contemporaries in the jazz world. I've long been very fond of this short and melodic piano improvisation of his.

Re: R.I.P. Chick Corea

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:09 am
by Martin Johnson
One of the things I most admired about Chick Corea was that he was no jazz snob, often expressing his love for melodic pop music in press interviews and in fact the first time I saw his name credited on a record sleeve was in the late 60s as the pianist on seven of the eleven tracks of Stan Getz's Bacharach album.

'La Fiesta' is perhaps his best known composition and here's a typically bravura live performance of it he made with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade:

Re: R.I.P. Chick Corea

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:00 am
by Blair N. Cummings
Here are some clips of the Chick/Hiromi live performance:

Once upon a time, there was a DVD of this whole concert but it seems to have disappeared and encouraged the few who have it to try to extort hundreds of dollars for it.

Re: R.I.P. Chick Corea

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:51 am
by Djalma Junior
"My Ship", great song in this beautiful piano interpretation by Chick Corea.

Re: R.I.P. Chick Corea

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:18 am
by pljms
I see that Chick Corea won a couple of posthumous Grammys last week for the album 'Trilogy 2', one of them for his solo on 'All Blues'. Yes, there's an award for 'Best Improvised Solo'.