Chick Corea in the Fusion Era - Acoustic and Electric (1966 - 1973)

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Chick Corea began recording as a sideman for artists like Mongo Santamaria, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann and Cal Tjader in 1962. In 1966, he started his career as a leader, while still touring with Stan Getz. Like many others, his studio work and touring with Miles Davis from 1968—1970 raised his profile, leading him to a career that split between the newly emerging electric fusion music and acoustic pursuits.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Chick Corea Trio "Tones for Joan's Bones" from Tones for Joan's Bones (Vortez) 3:08
  • Chick Corea Trio "Matrix" from Smithsonian Collection of Jazz Piano (Smithsonian) 9:15
  • Host speaks 15:37
  • Return to Forever "What Game Shall We Play Today" from Return To Forever (ECM) 18:19
  • Return to Forever "Children's Song" from Light as a Feather (Polydor) 22:43
  • Return to Forever "Spain" from Light as a Feather (Polydor) 25:28
  • Host speaks 35:15
  • Chick Corea -Gary Burton Duo "Señor Mouse" from Crystal Silence (ECM) 38:09
  • Chick Corea -Gary Burton Duo "Children's Song" from Crystal Silence (ECM) 44:23
  • Host speaks 46:27
  • Return to Forever Featuring Chick Corea "Captain Señor Mouse" from Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (Polydor) 48:11
  • Host Outro 57:05

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