Thursday, February 11, 2021

So long, Chick Corea - jazz giant

Pianist/composer Chick Corea died today at age 79, Variety reports. He was a true jazz pioneer and a brilliant composer, hailed early on for his acoustic work and his for late 1960 electric innovations with Miles Davis, he was one of the biggest jazz stars of the 1970s on his own and with Return to Forever. Some of my favorites of his recordings are those he made playing solo piano and his duets with vibes player Gary Burton.

Here are Corea and Burton in a 2016 NPR Tiny Desk concert.

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