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Chick Corea RIP

The sad news has reached us that Chick Corea has Returned to Forever, so to speak. The innovative keyboardist and composer died on February 9 at the age of 79. With a career that spanned from the 60s until shortly before his death, Corea touched many listeners with the incredible variety of music he produced in his lifetime.

by Jon Davis, Published 2021-02-10

From his website:

It is with great sadness we announce that on February 9th, Chick Corea passed away at the age of 79, from a rare form of cancer which was only discovered very recently.

Throughout his life and career, Chick relished in the freedom and the fun to be had in creating something new, and in playing the games that artists do.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and a great mentor and friend to so many. Through his body of work and the decades he spent touring the world, he touched and inspired the lives of millions.

Spanning everything from free jazz to electric jazz-rock, solo improvisations to full-orchestra compositions, his creativity and influence was immense, and the body of his work stands as testament to one of the great artists of jazz.

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Related artist(s): Return to Forever, Chick Corea

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