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Chick Corea

Chick Corea
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Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea (June 12, 1941 – February 9, 2021) was an American jazz keyboardist born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, known as being one of the definitive keyboard players of the birth of jazz fusion with his band Return to Forever. He first came to wide attention playing with Miles Davis in his electric band in the late 60s, then went on to form Circle with Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, and Barry Altschul. Return to Forever debuted in 1971, first in a mostly acoustic format with a Latin flavor, featuring Flora Purim (vocals), Airto Moreira (drums, percussion), Stanley Clarke (bass), and Joe Farrell (woodwinds). After two albums, Purim, Moreira, and Farrell left, and Corea reformed the group in a more fusion-oriented style with Lenny White (drums) and Bill Connors (guitar). This group achieved prominence, and later Al DiMeola replaced Connors, lasting until 1977, when Corea again shook things up by leaving White and DiMeola behind, bringing Farrell back and adding Gayle Moran (vocals) and a horn section. That incarnation lasted for one album and a tour before disbanding entirely. Corea went on to a wide range of projects, from solo piano to his Elektric Band, Akoustic Band, and various small groups. He died in 2021 at the age of 79.
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Jon Anderson — 1000 Hands, Chapter One Jon Anderson — 1000 Hands, Chapter One
(Blue , 2020, CD / LP / DL)
Chick Corea — The Vigil Chick Corea — The Vigil
(Concord Jazz CJA-34578-02, 2013, CD)
Chick Corea — The Continents, Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra Chick Corea — The Continents, Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra
(Deutsche Gramophon 477 9952, 2012, 2CD)
Return to Forever — The Mothership Returns Return to Forever — The Mothership Returns
(Eagle Records ER202572, 2012, 2CD)
Bob Belden — Miles Español: New Sketches of Spain Bob Belden — Miles Español: New Sketches of Spain
(Entertainment One EOM-CD-210, 2011, 2CD)
Chick Corea & John McLaughlin — Five Peace Band Live Chick Corea & John McLaughlin — Five Peace Band Live
(Concord CRE-31397-02, 2009, 2CD)
Return to Forever — Returns Return to Forever — Returns
(Eagle Records ER 20149-2, 2009, 2CD)
Chick & Hiromi — Duet Chick & Hiromi — Duet
(Stretch 088072308275, 2008, 2CD)
Bob Belden — Miles from India Bob Belden — Miles from India
(Times Square TSQ-CD-1808, 2008, 2CD)
S.M.V. — Thunder S.M.V. — Thunder
(Heads Up HUCD3163, 2008, CD)
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck — The Enchantment Chick Corea & Béla Fleck — The Enchantment
(Concord CCD-30253, 2007, CD)
Chick Corea — The Ultimate Adventure Chick Corea — The Ultimate Adventure
(Stretch SCD-9045-, 2006, CD)
John McLaughlin — John McLaughlin Montreux Concerts John McLaughlin — John McLaughlin Montreux Concerts
(Warner Bros 50-50466-9701-21, 1999/2003, 17CD)
Herbie Hancock — Gershwin's World Herbie Hancock — Gershwin's World
(Verve 314 557 797-2, 1998, CD)
Miles Davis — Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis Miles Davis — Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis
(Columbia CK 67909, 1997, CD)
Béla Fleck & the Flecktones — Live Art Béla Fleck & the Flecktones — Live Art
(Warner Bros 9 46247-2, 1996, 2CD)
Lenny White — Present Tense Lenny White — Present Tense
(Hip Bop HIBD 8004, 1995, CD)
Wayne Shorter — Phantom Navigator Wayne Shorter — Phantom Navigator
(Columbia CK 40373, 1987, CD)
The Chick Corea Elektric Band — The Chick Corea Elektric Band The Chick Corea Elektric Band — The Chick Corea Elektric Band
(GRP-D-9535, 1986, CD)
Al Di Meola — Splendido Hotel Al Di Meola — Splendido Hotel
(Columbia CK 46117, 1980/1992, CD)
Return to Forever — Live: The Complete Concert Return to Forever — Live: The Complete Concert
(Columbia C2K 47479, 1978/1992, 2CD)
Return to Forever — Musicmagic Return to Forever — Musicmagic
(Columbia CK 34682, 1977/1997, CD)
Al Di Meola — Land of the Midnight Sun Al Di Meola — Land of the Midnight Sun
(Columbia CK 34074, 1976/1987, CD)
Return to Forever — Romantic Warrior Return to Forever — Romantic Warrior
(Columbia PC 34076, 1976, LP)
Return to Forever — Electric Lady Studio, NYC, June 1975 Return to Forever — Electric Lady Studio, NYC, June 1975
(Hi Hat HHCD003, 1975/2015, CD)
Stanley Clarke — Journey to Love Stanley Clarke — Journey to Love
(Epic EK 36974, 1975/2005, CD)
Return to Forever — No Mystery Return to Forever — No Mystery
(Polydor PD 6512, 1975, LP)
Miles Davis — Big Fun Miles Davis — Big Fun
(Columbia C2K 63973, 1974/2000, 2CD)
Return to Forever Featuring Chick Corea — Where Have I Known You Before Return to Forever Featuring Chick Corea — Where Have I Known You Before
(Polydor UCCU-5371, 1974/2005, CD)
Stan Clarke — Children of Forever Stan Clarke — Children of Forever
(Verve B0009788-02, 1973/2007, CD)
Return to Forever Featuring Chick Corea — Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy Return to Forever Featuring Chick Corea — Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy
(Polydor 825 336-1, 1973, LP)
Chick Corea — Inner Space Chick Corea — Inner Space
(Collectrables COL-CD-6910, 1973/2008, CD)
Chick Corea / Return to Forever — Light as a Feather Chick Corea / Return to Forever — Light as a Feather
(Polydor PD-5525, 1973, LP)
Return to Forever Featuring Chick Corea — Return to the Seventh Galaxy - The Anthology Return to Forever Featuring Chick Corea — Return to the Seventh Galaxy - The Anthology
(Verve 533 108-2, 1973/1996, 2CD)
Airto — Free Airto — Free
(CBS ZK 40927, 1972/1988, CD)
Miles Davis — On the Corner Miles Davis — On the Corner
(Columbia CK 63980, 1972/2000, CD)
Chick Corea — Return to Forever Chick Corea — Return to Forever
(ECM ECM 1022, 1972/1999, CD)
Miles Davis — Live-Evil Miles Davis — Live-Evil
(Columbia C2K 65135, 1971/1997, 2CD)
Miles Davis — Bitches Brew Miles Davis — Bitches Brew
(Columbia C2K 65774, 1970/1999, 2CD)
Miles Davis — Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary Miles Davis — Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary
(Columbia 88875079792, 1970/2015, 3CD+DVD)
Miles Davis — Bitches Brew Live Miles Davis — Bitches Brew Live
(Columbia 88697 81485 2, 1970/2011, CD)
Miles Davis — The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions Miles Davis — The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
(Columbia C4K 65570, 1970/1998, 4CD)
Miles Davis — Fillmore East, New York City, NY 3/6/70 Miles Davis — Fillmore East, New York City, NY 3/6/70
((Not on label) no# (bootlegs only), 1970, DL)
Miles Davis — Live at the Fillmore East (March 7, 1970) - It's About That Time Miles Davis — Live at the Fillmore East (March 7, 1970) - It's About That Time
(Columbia C2K 85191, 1970/2001, 2CD)
Larry Coryell — Spaces Larry Coryell — Spaces
(Vanguard VMD 79345, 1970/2012, CD)
Miles Davis — Filles de Kilimanjaro Miles Davis — Filles de Kilimanjaro
(Columbia CK 86555, 1969/2002, CD)
Miles Davis — In a Silent Way Miles Davis — In a Silent Way
(Columbia CK 86556, 1969/2002, CD)
Chick Corea — Is Chick Corea — Is
(Solid State SS 18055, 1969, LP)
Miles Davis — Water Babies Miles Davis — Water Babies
(Columbia CK 86557, 1969/2002, CD)
Chick Corea — Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Chick Corea — Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
(Solid State SS 18039, 1968, LP)
Chick Corea — Tones for Joan's Bones Chick Corea — Tones for Joan's Bones
(Rhino Records 8122-75352-2, 1966/1998, CD)

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