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Chick Corea is an NEA Jazz Master A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 23-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 63 nominations. He's also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category.

From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process.

Awards

23 Grammy Awards.


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Album Review

Chick Corea and Bela Fleck: Remembrance

Read "Remembrance" reviewed by Doug Collette


As much as master banjoist Bela Fleck loves to play, he loves to perform with other like-minded musicians virtually as much. Consequently, in addition to his long-standing role as leader of The Flecktones ensemble, he has continued to explore his love of the bluegrass music by which he first made a name for himself, My Bluegrass Heart (Renew, 2021), but also ventured far afield to collaborate with equally adventuresome creative partners like Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain for As We ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Bassist Tom Kennedy, Chick Corea Elektrik Band, Oz Noy

Read "Bassist Tom Kennedy, Chick Corea Elektrik Band, Oz Noy" reviewed by Len Davis


New music from bassist Tom Kennedy from New Start, Latin sounds from Tico Y Aguabajo, Chick Corea Elektrik Band The Future Is Now, Katsushito Trio with Tetsuo Sakurai,  Italian guitarist Marco Sfogli, and Oz Noy from Triple Play. The Devine King Project Vol 1, guitarist Ron Bosse and a section on Japanese bands including Taku Yabuki with Modern World Symphony#3 Jizue with Biotop and Ear Candy Jazz Factory Tangerine Peel Jam. Playlist Tom Kennedy “Espiritu del Songo" from New Start (Self ...

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Reassessing

The Electric Years Box Set

Read "The Electric Years Box Set" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


In a year that has brought us a true bounty of previously unheard majesty including Evenings at the Village Gate: John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy (Impulse!), and Bill Evans; Treasures: Solo, Trio & Orchestra Recordings from Denmark (1965-1969), (Elemental Music) it is only fitting that Miles Davis get his due. And in a very, very big way. Seared into modern memory, modern art, the music presented on the gloriously massive, eleven LP set Miles Davis: The Electric Years ...

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Album Review

A.R.C.: A.R.C.

Read "A.R.C." reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Without the exploding theorems of multi-reedist/composer/alchemist Anthony Braxton, A.R.C., the multifarious rhythm trio of Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Barry Altschul, continue the grand work of the short-lived (but most esteemed) quartet Circle on this 1971 reissue and remaster of the exploratory and free flying A.R.C. Corea, who, after a short solo turn would soon break the realm with Return To Forever is especially feisty here, as too is Holland, who would a year hence record Conference of ...

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Album Review

Chick Corea: Sardinia

Read "Sardinia" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Coming amid a flurry of Chick Corea titles set for release in 2023--Candid Records' 10-LP set, Chick Corea Electric Band: The Complete Studio Recordings 1986-1991; the previously unreleased, Corea curated, 2-CD live Electric Band The Future Is Now and ECM's re-release of the pianist's first session for the label as a leader with Dave Holland and Barry Altschul, A.R.C. (1971)--it could be easy to overlook the exquisite music heard on Sardinia. But let's not. For there is something ...

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Liner Notes

Jean-Luc Ponty: Open Mind

Read "Jean-Luc Ponty: Open Mind" reviewed by Peter Rubie


If Individual Choice was the sketchbook of Jean-Luc Ponty's (JLP) decision to take his music in a new direction, Open Mind (1984), released the following year, was a deeper exploration of the emerging world of synthesizers and sequencers and their impact on live (studio) performance. Here, complex rhythmic patterns shift in the background while new sounds appear and disappear on the surface in colorful bursts, and outstanding jazz improvisors create familiar music in new settings. It's almost an audio version ...

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Liner Notes

Larry Coryell: Improvisations: Best of the Vanguard Years

Read "Larry Coryell: Improvisations: Best of the Vanguard Years" reviewed by Josef Woodard


There have been many smoother operators in the world of jazz guitar than Larry Coryell, the brainy rough rider who was a natural-born fusioneer, in the best sense. There have been cleaner technicians on the instrument, with a more lucid sense of identity and careers that have followed a logical, rolling landscape. But not many have quite attained Coryell's strange, madly eclectic state of grace: into music he came, he saw and heard things not yet articulated, he conquered on ...

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Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Chick Corea's birthday today!

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 23-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 63 nominations. He's also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category. From straight ahead ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Chick Corea's birthday today!

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 23-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 63 nominations. He's also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category. From straight ahead ...

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Recording

Shambhu Releases New Single, 'Life Passage,' Dedicated To Chick Corea

Shambhu Releases New Single, 'Life Passage,' Dedicated To Chick Corea

Source: Shambhu Vineberg

Acclaimed new age/jazz guitarist Shambhu released his new single, “Life Passage,” on April 27th. The song features Shambhu’s transcendent guitar music in a soulful dedication to the late pianist Chick Corea. Life Passage is also the title song of Shambhu’s new EP due early this summer. Stream “Life Passage” here. “Life Passage” was composed, arranged and produced by Shambhu, who is featured on guitars and e-pads. “I was studying music online during the pandemic with the great jazz maestro Chick ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Chick Corea's birthday today!

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 23-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 63 nominations. He's also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category. From straight ahead ...

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Festival

Roman Miroshnichenko And Mario Parmisano Celebrated Astor Piazzolla’s 100th Anniversary And Honored Chick Corea With Grandiose Shows In Russia

Roman Miroshnichenko And Mario Parmisano Celebrated Astor Piazzolla’s 100th Anniversary And Honored Chick Corea With Grandiose Shows In Russia

Source: All About Jazz

The 24th international World Of Guitar music festival took place on May 24-28, 2021 in Kaluga, Russia. This year, during the main portion of the festival, on May 26th took place joint concert of guitar virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko and his band with outstanding tango nuevo interpreter—Argentinian pianist Mario Parmisano, featuring the 50-piece Moscow City Symphony. “It was a great pleasure to perform again with Roman Miroshnichenko—a great guitarist who has performed with Steve Vai, Larry Coryell and many other world ...

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Interview

Interview: Chick Corea on Fusion

Interview: Chick Corea on Fusion

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Back in 2011, I interviewed Chick Corea for JazzWax on the rise of jazz fusion in the late 1960s and the formation of his seminal avant-garde and electric groups. Chick's passing last week was a major loss for jazz and for music. In addition to being a dynamic force in traditional acoustic jazz and in jazz-rock, he was a participant and witness to the shifting music landscape in the late 1960s and early '70s as jazz interpreted rock, FM radio ...

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Obituary

Chick Corea (1941-2021)

Chick Corea (1941-2021)

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Chick Corea, one of the most spirited and heralded jazz keyboardists and composers of the rock era who launched a mystical form of psychedelic jazz fusion in the early 1970s that influenced a generation of young musicians, died on February 9. He was 79. Chick was enormously prolific. Not a day went by that he didn't spend hours at the piano writing and recording in his studio. When he wasn't in the studio, he was performing tirelessly on the road, ...

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Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Chick Corea's birthday today!

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 22-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 63 nominations. He's also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category. From straight ahead ...

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Video / DVD

Video: Chick Corea in Spain, 2018

Video: Chick Corea in Spain, 2018

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers


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Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Chick Corea's birthday today!

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 22-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 63 nominations. He\'s also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category... Read more.

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Music

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Remembrance

Thirty Tigers
2024

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Sardinia

Candid Records
2023

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A.R.C.

ECM Records
2023

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Electric Chick...

Verve Records
2023

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Videos

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