Chick Corea



Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea (born June 12, 1941) is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer. Many of his compositions are considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis' band in the 1960s, he participated in the birth of the electric jazz fusion movement. In the 1970s he formed Return to Forever. Along with Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Keith Jarrett, he has been described as one of the major jazz piano voices to emerge in the post-John Coltrane era. Corea continued to pursue other collaborations and to explore various musical styles throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He is also known for promoting and fundraising for a number of social issues. Life and career: Youth: Armando Corea was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He is of southern Italian and Spanish descent. His father, a jazz trumpet player who had led a Dixieland band in Boston in the 1930s and 1940s, introduced him to the piano at the age of four. Growing up surrounded by jazz music, he was...

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On Aug 11, 2010. 1:35pm
Christina Read said

Wow - first time I've ever felt compelled to look up who the artist was. That was simply amazing!!!

On Aug 16, 2010. 5:12pm
ABC Jazz said

Thanks Christina. Yes that concert of duets with Chick and Bobby McFerrin is, as you say - amazing!

On Mar 27, 2012. 11:19am
Rosemary said

Absolutely brilliant. I have a few Bobby McF cd's. Classical with Yo Yo Ma and also Chick Corea. Leave me breathless every time I hear them. This man is truly blessed.

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On May 21, 2016. 8:59pm
Laurie said

I just want to take the opportunity to say thank you very much for your choice of music tonight, the track playing at 7.50, chick correa I think, was absolutely sublime ..... we listen all the time, and appreciate the huge variety you give us, thanks

On Jul 24, 2016. 10:36pm
David Lockwood said

Enjoying Chick Corea tonight. Best thing on TV tonight.

On Feb 1, 2017. 12:14am
Matthew said

Great Chick Corea duets ..thiugh the album nots said it was Garry Burton which should have meant vibraphone was present. But the other Soloist was a guitarist . ? Would like to kniw who. PAT Metheny ..?
Keep up the great work , such an interesting mix! ☺

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