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Chick Corea
Chick Corea in concert (1992)
Chick Corea in concert (1992)
Background information
Birth name Armando Anthony Corea
Born June 12, 1941 (1941-06-12) (age 66)
Origin Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S. Flag of the United States
Genre(s) Jazz
Jazz fusion
Early Creative
Post bop
Contemporary jazz
Occupation(s) Pianist
Keyboardist
Composer
Bandleader
Instrument(s) Piano, Keyboards
Years active 1966 - Present
Label(s) ECM, Polydor
Associated
acts
Return to Forever
Website http://www.chickcorea.com

Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea (born June 12, 1941) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer. Image File history File links Circle-question. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 587 pixelsFull resolution (3291 × 2413 pixel, file size: 1. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1624 Incorporated 1739 Government  - Type Council-manager city  - City Manager Jay Ash Area  - City  2. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ... Post-bop is a term for a form of small-combo jazz music that evolved in the early-to-mid sixties. ... Smooth jazz is a controversial term, denoting a form of music that many jazz lovers do not consider to be a form of jazz, and that others do. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A bandleader is the director of a band of musicians. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) is a record label founded in Munich, Germany in 1969 by Manfred Eicher. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... Return to Forever was the name of various jazz fusion bands founded and led by keyboardist Chick Corea. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ...


He is arguably best known for his work during the 1970s in the genre of jazz fusion, although his contributions to straight-ahead jazz have been tremendous. He participated in the birth of the electric fusion movement as a member of Miles Davis' band in the 1960s, and in the 1970s formed Return to Forever. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Return to Forever was the name of various jazz fusion bands founded and led by keyboardist Chick Corea. ...


He continued to pursue other collaborations and explore various musical styles throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Among jazz pianists, Corea is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential since Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner (along with modern contemporaries Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett). His piano performance showed a similarity to Hancock; yet he maintained a distinctly individual voice. He is also known for promoting Scientology. He is one of the few people who have reached their top level, OTVIII.[citation needed] The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... William John Evans (better known as Bill Evans) (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and one of the most famous of the 20th century; he remains one of the major influences on post-1950s jazz piano. ... Alfred McCoy Tyner (born December 11, 1938) is a jazz pianist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet. ... Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an Academy Award and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... Keith Jarrett (born May 8, 1945 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American pianist and composer. ... Doctrine Practices Concepts People Public outreach Organization Controversy Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by American pulp fiction author L. Ron Hubbard in 1952 as an outgrowth of his earlier self-help system, Dianetics. ... Doctrine Practices Concepts People Public groups Organization Controversy OT VIII is the highest current course and level in Scientology. ...

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Life and career

Youth

Corea was born in the City of Chelsea, Massachusetts directly across the Mystic River from the City of Boston. Corea is of Italian (some sources claim Sicilian, although some believe his father's family is Calabrese), and Spanish descent. His father Armando, a jazz trumpet player who had led a Dixieland band in the Boston area in the 1930s and 1940s, introduced Chick to the piano around the age of five. Growing up surrounded by jazz music, he was influenced at an early age by bebop stars such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Horace Silver and Lester Young. At eight Corea also took up drums, which would later influence his use of the piano as a percussion instrument. His Boston area heritage can be heard in his introduction of "Nefertiti" on Circle - Paris Concert as a Wayne Shorter composition. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1624 Incorporated 1739 Government  - Type Council-manager city  - City Manager Jay Ash Area  - City  2. ... The trumpet is the highest brass instrument in register, above the French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, and tuba. ... Dixieland music is a style of jazz. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Face The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bebop is a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos and improvisation based on harmonic structure rather than melody. ... John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. ... Charles Bird Parker, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver, born on September 2, 1928 in Norwalk, Connecticut) is a famous jazz pianist and composer born to a Cape Verdean father (of mixed Portuguese-black descent) and a mother of Irish and African descent. ... Lester Young Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed Prez, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. ... Bass drum made from wood, rope, and cowskin A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion group that can be large, technically classified as a membranophone. ...


With his school experience unsuccessful, Corea developed his piano skills by exploring music on his own. A notable influence was concert pianist Salvatore Sullo for whom Corea started taking lectures at age eight, who introduced him to classical music, helping spark his interest in musical composition. Musical composition is: a piece of music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new piece of music // A piece of music exists in the form of a written composition in musical notation or as a single acoustic event (a live performance or recorded track). ...


Given a black tuxedo by his father, he started doing gigs when in high school. He enjoyed listening to Herb Pomeroy's band at the time, and had a trio which would play Horace Silver's music at a local jazz club. He collaborated with Portuguese bandleader and trumpet player Phil Barboza, and with conga drummer Bill Fitch who introduced him to Latin music: Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and U.S. President Ronald Reagan wearing black tie with wives in Quebec, Canada, March 18, 1985. ... Herb Pomeroy (b. ... A pair of congas The conga is a tall, narrow, single-headed Cuban drum of African origin, probably derived from the Congolese Makuta drums. ...

I liked the "extraversion" of Latin music, especially the dance and salsa style music - bands like Tito Puente's band and Machito's band. The Cuban dance music was a great kind of antidote to some of the more serious, heady jazz that I was into. I liked the "outgoingness" and exuberance of the music. I just stayed interested in all kinds of Latin music. Then I discovered Spanish Latin music, which is flamenco. Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Caribbean rhythm that is popular in many Latino countries. ... Tito Puente Ernesto Antonio Puente Jr. ... Machito (February 16, 1912-April 15, 1984) was an influential Latin jazz musician and bandleader. ... Flamenco is a Spanish musical genre. ...

He eventually decided to move to New York where he took up musical education for one month at Columbia University and six months at The Juilliard School (among his Juilliard teachers was Peter Schickele, who described Chick as "the most awake student [he] ever taught"). He quit after finding both disappointing, but liked the atmosphere of New York where the musical scene became the starting point for his professional career. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States and a member of the prestigious Ivy League. ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... Peter Schickele (born Johann Peter Schickele, July 17, 1935) is an American composer, musical educator and parodist, perhaps best known for his comedy music albums featuring music he wrote as P. D. Q. Bach. ...

Chick Corea album Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Source: http://img45. ... Chick Corea album Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Source: http://img45. ... Album cover Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is a highly influential jazz piano trio album by Chick Corea, released March 14, 1968. ...

Early career

Corea started his professional career in the '60s playing with trumpeter Blue Mitchell and Latin greats such as Herbie Mann, Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria. One of the earliest recordings of his playing is with Blue Mitchell's quintet on The Thing To Do. This album features his composition "Chick's Tune", a clever retooling of "You Stepped Out of a Dream" that demonstrates the angular melodies and Latin-and-swing rhythms that characterize, in part, Corea's personal style. (Incidentally, the same tune features a drum solo by a very young Al Foster.) The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The trumpet is the highest brass instrument in register, above the French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, and tuba. ... Richard Allen (Blue) Mitchell (March 13, 1930 – May 21, 1979) was an American jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, rock, and funk trumpeter. ... Latin American music, sometimes simply called Latin music, includes the music of all countries in Latin America and comes in many varieties, from the simple, rural conjunto music of northern Mexico to the sophisticated habanera of Cuba, from the symphonies of Heitor Villa-Lobos to the simple and moving Andean... Herbert Jay Solomon (April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003), better known as Herbie Mann, was an American jazz flutist and important practitioner of world music. ... Willie Bobo (February 28, 1934 - September 15, 1983, real name: William Correa) was an American jazz percussionist. ... Ramón Mongo Santamaría (April 7, 1922 – February 1, 2003) was an Afro-Cuban drummer. ... Al Foster (born Jan 18, 1944 in Richmond, Virginia) is a jazz drummer best known for his long stint as Miles Daviss drummer, from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s, and for being Daviss closest friend and confidant during his late-70s retirement. ...


His first album as a leader was Tones For Joan's Bones in 1966, two years before the release of his legendary album Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, with Roy Haynes on drums, and Miroslav Vitouš on bass. Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Album cover Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is a highly influential jazz piano trio album by Chick Corea, released March 14, 1968. ... He is equally adept at gracefully backing a singer like Sarah Vaughan or in explosive interactions with the likes of John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Eric Dolphy, or Andrew Hill. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Miroslav Vitous (surname originally VitouÅ¡, born 6 December 1947) is a Czech jazz bassist who was born in Prague. ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ...


Another early sideman appearance is with Stan Getz on 1967's Sweet Rain (Verve Records). Stanley Gayetsky (February 2, 1927 in Philadelphia – June 6, 1991 in Malibu, California), usually known by his stage name Stan Getz, was an American jazz musician. ... Verve Records is an American Jazz record label, founded by Norman Granz in 1956, which absorbed the catalogues of his earlier labels: Norgran Records and Clef Records (founded 1953). ...


Avant garde period

From 1968 to 1971 Chick Corea had associations with avant garde players; and his solo style revealed a dissonant, avant garde orientation. His avant garde playing can be heard on his solo works of the period, his solos in live recordings under the leadership of Miles Davis, his recordings with Circle, and his playing on Joe Farrell, "Song of the Wind", on the CTI label. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Circle was an early 1970s avant garde jazz ensemble. ... Joe Farrell (born, Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA 1937 - died, Los Angeles, California, 1986) was a jazz saxophonist (plus flute and other woodwinds). ... CTI may stand for: The School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems (CTI) at DePaul University Corrugated Technologies, Inc. ...


In September 1968, Corea replaced Herbie Hancock in the piano chair in Miles Davis's band and appeared on landmark albums such as Filles de Kilimanjaro, In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew. In concert, Davis's rhythm section of Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette played in a novel style that combined elements of free jazz improvisation and rock music. With the Davis band, Corea experimented using electric instruments, mainly the Fender Rhodes electric piano. Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an Academy Award and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Filles de Kilimanjaro (Girls of Kilimanjaro) was a 1968 album by Miles Davis, which featured extensive use of looser rhythms and an electric piano. ... In a Silent Way is a 1969 album by jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. ... Bitches Brew is an album recorded by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis in 1969. ... Dave Holland (born October 1, 1946) is a jazz bassist and composer. ... Jack DeJohnette (b. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... A Rhodes piano is a musical instrument. ...


In live performance he often used ring modulation of the electric piano, producing overtones reminiscent of Karlheinz Stockhausen. Examples of avant garde performance on Miles Davis albums: Black Beauty: Miles Davis at Fillmore West and Miles Davis at Fillmore: Live at the Fillmore East. His live performances with the Miles Davis band continued into Spring or Summer, 1970. Ring modulation is an audio effect performed by multiplying two audio signals, where one is typically a sine-wave or another simple waveform. ... Karlheinz Stockhausen (born August 22, 1928) is a German composer, and one of the most important and controversial composers of the 20th century. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Expressing a desire to play more freely just as Davis's music became increasingly funk-based, Holland and Corea left to form their own group, Circle, active in the period 1970-1971. This free jazz group featured multi-reed player Anthony Braxton, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Barry Altschul. This band was documented on Blue Note and ECM. Aside from soloing in an atonal style, Corea sometimes reached in the body of the piano and plucked the strings. In 1971 or 1972, dissatisfied by the abstraction of free improvisation and expressing a desire to reach out to a wider audience, Corea struck out on his own. Circle was an early 1970s avant garde jazz ensemble. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Anthony Braxton (born June 4, 1945) is an American composer, multi-reedist and pianist. ... Dave Holland (born October 1, 1946) is a jazz bassist and composer. ... Barry Altschul is a magnificent drummer who gained fame in the late 60s with pianist Paul Bley and others playing in the outside style of jazz that had been evolving steadily since Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, and others broke ground. ... In jazz and blues notes added to the major scale for expressive quality, loosely defined by musicians to be an alteration to a scale or chord that makes it sound like the blues. ... ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) is a record label founded in Munich, Germany in 1969 by Manfred Eicher. ...


Jazz fusion

Posing in a stylish outfit on the cover of the Spanish-flaired 1976 album My Spanish Heart.

In the early 1970s, Corea took a profound stylistic turn from avant garde playing to a crossover jazz fusion style that incorporated Latin jazz elements. In 1971, he founded Return to Forever. This band had a jazz fusion sound, that while relying on electronic instrumentation, drew more on Brazilian and Spanish-American musical styles than on rock music. On its first two records, Return to Forever had a bright sound dominated by Flora Purim's vocals, the Fender Rhodes electric piano, and Joe Farrell's flute and soprano saxophone. Airto Moreira played drums. Corea's compositions for this group often had a Brazilian tinge. In 1972, Corea played many of the early Return to Forever tunes in a group he put together for saxophonist Stan Getz; this group, with Stanley Clarke on bass and Tony Williams on drums, recorded the Columbia label album Captain Marvel under Getz's name. Chick Corea album My Spanish Heart Source: http://perso. ... Chick Corea album My Spanish Heart Source: http://perso. ... My Spanish Heart is an album recorded by Chick Corea and released in 1976. ... Return to Forever was the name of various jazz fusion bands founded and led by keyboardist Chick Corea. ... Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Flora Purim is a Jewish Brazilian jazz singer known mainly for her work in jazz fusion. ... A Rhodes piano is a musical instrument. ... Joe Farrell (born, Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA 1937 - died, Los Angeles, California, 1986) was a jazz saxophonist (plus flute and other woodwinds). ... ♠ This article is about the family of musical instruments. ... The soprano saxophone is a variety of the saxophone, a woodwind instrument. ... Airto Moreira (born August 5, 1941) is a Brazilian Jazz percussionist and musician. ... Stanley Gayetsky (February 2, 1927 in Philadelphia – June 6, 1991 in Malibu, California), usually known by his stage name Stan Getz, was an American jazz musician. ... Stanley Clarke (born 30 June 1951) is an American musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and bass guitar as well as his numerous film and television scores. ... Tony Williams (December 12, 1945 – February 23, 1997) was an African American jazz drummer. ...


In the next year, the band moved more in the direction of rock music influenced by the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Only Clarke remained from the group's first lineup; Bill Connors played electric guitar and Lenny White played drums. No one replaced vocalist Purim. (Briefly, in 1977, Corea's wife, Gayle Moran served as vocalist in the band.) In 1974 Al Di Meola joined the band, replacing Connors. In this second version of Return to Forever, Corea extended the use of synthesizers, particularly Moog synthesizers. However, a distinction should be made between Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return to Forever. Return to Forever made heavy use of orchestration and arrangement, and made special focus on electronic technology. The group's final studio record was in 1977. Thereafter, Corea focused on solo projects. For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... The original lineup in 1972, featuring Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Jerry Goodman, Jan Hammer and Rick Laird. ... Born (Sep 24 ,1949 Los Angeles,CA),a legato technique master, Bill Connors Equally adept at acoustic and electric guitar, he has successfully played jazz-rock, free and fusion material in the 70s and 80s. ... Lenny White (born 1949) is a great American jazz-rock drummer, who is most famous for participating as one of the multiple drummers on Miles Daviss Bitches Brew sessions, and making himself well known as a member of Chick Coreas Return To Forever band. ... Gayle Moran is a vocalist, keyboard player (piano, organ, and synthesizer), and songwriter. ... Al Di Meola (born Al Laurence Dimeola July 22, 1954 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist. ... For other uses, see Synthesizer (disambiguation). ... The term Moog(pronounced // as in moan) synthesizer can refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music, and is commonly used as a generic term for analog and digital music synthesisers. ... The original lineup in 1972, featuring Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Jerry Goodman, Jan Hammer and Rick Laird. ... Return to Forever was the name of various jazz fusion bands founded and led by keyboardist Chick Corea. ...

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Corea's composition "Spain" first appeared on the 1972 Return to Forever album Light as a Feather. This is probably his most popular piece, and it has been recorded by a variety of artists (notably Al Jarreau). There are also a variety of subsequent recordings by Corea himself in various contexts, including an arrangement for piano and symphony orchestra that appeared in 1999. Corea usually performs "Spain" with a prelude based on Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez (1940), which earlier received a jazz orchestration on Miles Davis' and Gil Evans' Sketches of Spain. In 1976 he issued My Spanish Heart which showed particular debt to Latin American music and featured vocalist Moran, and electronic violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. It is noteworthy for its lyricism and arrangements. Image File history File links Chick_Corea_Spain. ... Light as a Feather (1972) is the second studio album of fusion band Return to Forever. ... Alwyn Lopez Al Jarreau (born March 12, 1940) is an American singer. ... Joaquín Rodrigo (22 November 1901 – 6 July 1999) was a Spanish composer, and virtuoso pianist, of classical music. ... The Concierto de Aranjuez is a composition for classical guitar and orchestra of the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Gil Evans (13 May 1912 in Toronto Canada – 20 March 1988 in Cuernavaca, Mexico) was a jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader, active in the United States. ... Sketches of Spain was a 1960 album by Miles Davis, pairing him again with arranger and composer Gil Evans. ... My Spanish Heart is an album recorded by Chick Corea and released in 1976. ... Latin American music, sometimes simply called Latin music, includes the music of all countries in Latin America and comes in many varieties, from the simple, rural conjunto music of northern Mexico to the sophisticated habanera of Cuba, from the symphonies of Heitor Villa-Lobos to the simple and moving Andean... Grappelli (left) and Jean-Luc Ponty (right). ...


Duet collaboration with Gary Burton

In the 1970s, Corea started working occasionally with vibraphonist Gary Burton, with whom he recorded several duet albums on ECM, noteworthy among them, Crystal Silence, 1972. A typical Ludwig-Musser vibraphone. ... Gary Burton (born on 23 January 1943 in Anderson, Indiana) is a jazz vibraphone player, known for developing the then-innovative technique of playing the instrument with four mallets, rather than the usual two. ... ECM can mean: ECM (record label), a record label Electro chemical machining, a method of working hard materials Electron Cloud Model, an atomic model Electronic countermeasures, a part of electronic warfare Electronic contract manufacturing, a term related to the outsourcing of electronic assembly Electronic control module, a unit to control...


Later work

His other bands include the Elektric Band, the Akoustic Band, and Origin. Chick Corea Elektric Band, led by renowned pianist Chick Corea, is one of the most critically acclaimed jazz fusion bands of the past two decades. ...


The Akoustic Band released a self-titled album in 1989, and featured John Patitucci on bass and Dave Weckl on drums. All three members of the Akoustic Band are superlative technical musicians, and some listeners actually find the trio's immaculate sound to be too perfect, preferring Roy Haynes's rough-and-ready, reactive drumming to Weckl's clockwork precision. Nevertheless, the 1989 recording marks a turn back toward traditional jazz in Corea's career, and the bulk of his subsequent recordings have been acoustic ones. John Patitucci (born 1959) is an American jazz double bass player, specializing in hard bop, contemporary and Brazilian jazz. ... Dave Weckl in July of 2004 Dave Weckl (born January 8, 1960) is a highly acclaimed jazz fusion drummer. ...


In 1992, he started his own record label, Stretch Records.


In 2001, the Chick Corea New Trio, with Avishai Cohen and Jeff Ballard on bass and drums respectively, released the album Past, Present & Futures. Notably, the 11-song album includes only one standard composition (Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz"). The rest of the tunes are Corea originals, and the album shows the composer and pianist in an extremely fertile phase, full of energy. This trio, Chick's third major piano trio, has a more organic sound than the Akoustic Band, but sounds more "worldy" than the classic trio with Vitouš and Haynes, as both Ballard and Cohen have extensive experience with music from other cultures. In 2001, celebrated musician Chick Corea opened a new trio. ... Avishai Cohen Avishai Cohen (born 1970, in Jerusalem) is an Israeli jazz bassist, composer and arrangement. ... Jeff Ballard is an American jazz drummer. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Chick also participated in a somewhat remarkable recording in 1998: Like Minds, which features Gary Burton on vibes, Pat Metheny on guitar, Dave Holland on bass and Roy Haynes on drums. Like Minds is a 1998 jazz album by vibraphonist Gary Burton with Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, and Dave Holland. ... Gary Burton (born on 23 January 1943 in Anderson, Indiana) is a jazz vibraphone player, known for developing the then-innovative technique of playing the instrument with four mallets, rather than the usual two. ... Patrick Bruce Metheny (born August 12, 1954 in Lees Summit, Missouri) is an American jazz guitarist. ... Dave Holland (born October 1, 1946) is a jazz bassist and composer. ... He is equally adept at gracefully backing a singer like Sarah Vaughan or in explosive interactions with the likes of John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Eric Dolphy, or Andrew Hill. ...


Recent years have also seen Corea's rising interest in contemporary classical music. He composed his first piano concerto—and an adaptation of his signature piece, Spain for a full symphony orchestra—and performed it in 1999 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Five years later he composed his first work not to feature any keyboards: His String Quartet No. 1, specifically written for and performed by the highly acclaimed Orion String Quartet on 2004's Summerfest. In the broadest sense, contemporary music is any music being written in the present day. ... A piano concerto is a concerto for solo piano and orchestra. ... A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ... This article is about the year. ... The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... The resident string quartet of the Library of Congress in 1963 A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string instruments—usually two violins, a viola and cello—or a piece written to be performed by such a group. ... The Orion String Quartet is the quartet-in-residence of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and New Yorks Mannes College of Music. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Summerfest poster for 2004 Summerfest (also known as The Big Gig) is a yearly music festival held at the 75 acre Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Corea has continued releasing highly ambitious jazz fusion concept albums such as To the Stars (2004) and Ultimate Adventure (2006) which won the Grammy for Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ...


Artistic inspiration

Under the "special thanks" notes, found in all of his later albums, Corea mentions that the author L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology movement, has been a continual source of inspiration. In 1968 Corea discovered Dianetics, Hubbards principal work, and in the early 1970s an interest in Hubbard's science fiction novels also developed. The two had personal contact; they exchanged letters until Hubbard's death in 1986, and Corea even did some work on music Hubbard had written, noting, "[Hubbard] was a great composer and keyboard player as well. He did many, many things. He was a true Renaissance Man."[cite this quote] Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986), better known as L. Ron Hubbard, was an American science fiction writer,[2][3][4] creator of Dianetics, and founder of the Church of Scientology. ... Doctrine Practices Concepts People Public outreach Organization Controversy Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by American pulp fiction author L. Ron Hubbard in 1952 as an outgrowth of his earlier self-help system, Dianetics. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Renaissance Man (disambiguation). ...


Scientology became a profound influence on Corea's musical direction in the early 1970s. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...

I no longer wanted to satisfy myself. I really want to connect with the world and make my music mean something to people. (Down Beat, October 21, 1976, p.47)

Corea created some of his Return to Forever compositions in collaboration with Neville Potter, a friend whom he had met through Scientology. Some of the other members of Return to Forever also took Scientology courses, and the name Return to Forever itself was, in Corea's words, "definitely influenced by the Hubbard's philosophy of the spirit. [...] It sort of nailed the spiritual intent of the music, [that it should] be pure."[cite this quote] Down Beat is an American magazine devoted to jazz. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Many of his songs contain explicit references to Scientology and various works by Hubbard. For example, "What Games Shall We Play Today?" refers to the philosophical concept in Scientology that life consists of "games" in which the objective is to extract joy and satisfaction for oneself. His 2004 album To the Stars is a tone poem based on Hubbard's science fiction novel of the same name. His latest album, The Ultimate Adventure, is also based on a Hubbard novel, and features an all-star cast including Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Airto Moreira, Hubert Laws, Frank Gambale, and his current group Touchstone, which features Paco de Lucía veterans Jorge Pardo, Carlos Benavent, and Rubem Dantas, among others. In the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbards concept of game is defined in the Official Scientology and Dianetics glossary as: game: a contest of person against person or team against team. ... A symphonic poem or tone poem is a piece of orchestral music in one movement in which some extra-musical programme provides a narrative or illustrative element. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Steve Gadd (born April 9, 1945 in Rochester, New York) is a very well known session drummer, mainly known for work with Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Stuff, Bob James, Chick Corea, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Eddie Gomez, The Manhattan Transfer, Michal Urbaniak, Steps Ahead, Al Di... Airto Moreira (born August 5, 1941) is a Brazilian Jazz percussionist and musician. ... Hubert Laws is an American jazz flutist, who also studied classical music. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Paco De Lucia on the cover of El Duende Flamenco de Paco de Lucia (1972). ...


Not all musicians he has collaborated with have been content with his views. Reportedly, Joe Farrell once told him not to "lay that Scientology shit" on him.[1] Joe Farrell (born, Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA 1937 - died, Los Angeles, California, 1986) was a jazz saxophonist (plus flute and other woodwinds). ...


Corea also appears in the Scientology film Orientation, giving a testimonial on how Scientology has helped him. Orientation: A Scientology Information Film is 1996 short film shown by the Church of Scientology to individuals before they attend their first Scientology service. ...


Awards

Over the years, he has been nominated for 45 Grammy Awards out of which he has won 14: This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Year Award Album/song
1976 Best jazz instrumental performance, group No Mystery (with Return to Forever)
1977 Best arrangement of an instrumental recording "Leprechaun's Dream", The Leprechaun
1977 Best jazz instrumental performance, group The Leprechaun
1979 Best jazz instrumental performance, group Friends
1980 Best jazz instrumental performance, group Duet (with Gary Burton)
1982 Best jazz instrumental performance, group In Concert, Zürich, October 28, 1979 (with Gary Burton)
1989 Best R&B instrumental performance "Light Years", GRP Super Live In Concert (with Elektric Band)
1990 Best jazz instrumental performance, group Akoustic Band (with Akoustic Band)
2000 Best instrumental solo "Rhumbata", Native Sense (with Gary Burton)
2001 Best jazz instrumental performance Like Minds (with Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes and Dave Holland)
2002 Best instrumental arrangement "Spain for Sextet & Orchestra", Corea.Concerto
2004 Best jazz instrumental solo "Matrix"
2007 Best jazz instrumental album, arrangement "The Ultimate Adventure"

His 1968 album Now He Sings, Now He Sobs was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. The 18th Grammy Awards were held in 1976, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... No Mystery (1975) is the fifth studio album of fusion band Return to Forever. ... Return to Forever was the name of various jazz fusion bands founded and led by keyboardist Chick Corea. ... The 19th Grammy Awards were held in 1977, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement has been awarded since 1963. ... The Leprechaun is an album by Chick Corea recorded and released in 1976. ... The 19th Grammy Awards were held in 1977, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... The Leprechaun is an album by Chick Corea recorded and released in 1976. ... The 21st Grammy Awards were held in 1979, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... Friends is an album recorded and released by Chick Corea in 1978. ... The 22nd Grammy Awards were held in 1980, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... Gary Burton (born on 23 January 1943 in Anderson, Indiana) is a jazz vibraphone player, known for developing the then-innovative technique of playing the instrument with four mallets, rather than the usual two. ... The 24th Grammy Awards were held in 1982, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... In Concert, Zürich, October 28, 1979 is a Jazz album by Chick Corea (p) and Gary Burton (vib). ... Gary Burton (born on 23 January 1943 in Anderson, Indiana) is a jazz vibraphone player, known for developing the then-innovative technique of playing the instrument with four mallets, rather than the usual two. ... The 31st Grammy Awards were held in 1989. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1970 to 1990 and in 1993. ... Chick Corea Elektric Band, led by renowned pianist Chick Corea, is one of the most critically acclaimed jazz fusion bands of the past two decades. ... The 32nd Grammy Awards were held in 1990. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... The 42nd Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2000. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo has been awarded since 1959. ... Gary Burton (born on 23 January 1943 in Anderson, Indiana) is a jazz vibraphone player, known for developing the then-innovative technique of playing the instrument with four mallets, rather than the usual two. ... The 43rd Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... Like Minds is a feature film written & directed by Gregory J. Read; debuted in Australia on November 9th, 2006 , and is scheduled for worldwide in 2007. ... Gary Burton (born on 23 January 1943 in Anderson, Indiana) is a jazz vibraphone player, known for developing the then-innovative technique of playing the instrument with four mallets, rather than the usual two. ... Patrick Bruce Metheny (born August 12, 1954 in Lees Summit, Missouri) is an American jazz guitarist. ... He is equally adept at gracefully backing a singer like Sarah Vaughan or in explosive interactions with the likes of John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Eric Dolphy, or Andrew Hill. ... Dave Holland (born October 1, 1946) is a jazz bassist and composer. ... The 44th Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 2002. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement has been awarded since 1963. ... The 46th Grammy Awards were held on the February 8, 2004. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo has been awarded since 1959. ... The 49th Annual Grammy Awards honored the best in music for the 2006 recording year. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Album cover Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is a highly influential jazz piano trio album by Chick Corea, released March 14, 1968. ... The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have qualitative or historical significance. Alphabetical listing by title: List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall... This article is about the year. ...


Discography

Solo and collaborative releases

  • Solo Piano - Originals (2000)
  • Solo Piano - Standards (2000)
  • New Trio: Past, Present & Futures (2001)
  • Rendezvous In New York (2003)
  • The Ultimate Adventure (2006)
  • The Enchantment (2007, with Béla Fleck)

With Gary Burton

  • Crystal Silence (1972)
  • Duet (1979)
  • In Concert, Zürich (1980)
  • Lyric Suite for Sextet (1982)
  • Native Sense - The New Duets (1997)

Circle

  • Circulus (1970)
  • Early Circle (1970)
  • Circle Gathering (1970)
  • Circle Live in Germany (1970)
  • ARC (1970)
  • Circle - Paris Concert (1971)

Return to Forever

Chick Corea Elektric Band

  • Chick Corea Elektric Band (1986)
  • Light Years (1987)
  • Eye of the Beholder (1988)
  • Inside Out (1990)
  • Beneath the Mask (1991)
  • Elektric Band II: Paint the World (1993)
  • To the Stars (2004)

Chick Corea & Origin

  • Live at The Blue Note (1998)
  • A Week at The Blue Note (1998)
  • Change (1999)
  • corea.concerto (1999)

Chick Corea's Akoustic Band

  • Chick Corea Akoustic Band (1989)
  • Alive (1991)
  • Live from Blue Note Tokyo (2000)
  • Summer Night - live (1987)


Tones for Joans Bones is Chick Coreas first solo album. ... Album cover Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is a highly influential jazz piano trio album by Chick Corea, released March 14, 1968. ... The Song of Singing is Chick Coreas fifth solo recording, released in 1970. ... Piano Improvisations Vol. ... Piano Improvisations Vol. ... The Leprechaun is an album by Chick Corea recorded and released in 1976. ... My Spanish Heart is an album recorded by Chick Corea and released in 1976. ... The Mad Hatter is an album recorded by Chick Corea and released in 1978. ... Secret Agent is an album by Chick Corea recorded and released in 1978. ... Friends is an album recorded and released by Chick Corea in 1978. ... Three Quartets is a jazz album released in 1981 by American jazz pianist Chick Corea, in collaboration with saxophone giant Michael Brecker, bassist Eddie Gomez, and drummer Steve Gadd. ... Nicolas Economou (11/8/1953 - 29/12/93) was born in Nicosia and was the first child of his family. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Friedrich Gulda (16 May 1930 - 27 January 2000) was an Austrian pianist. ... Play is an album by Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea. ... Bobby McFerrin Robert Bobby McFerrin Jr. ... Track listing One World Over (Prologue) Time Warp The Wish Tenor Cadenza Terrain Arndoks Grave Bass Intro to Discovery Discovery Piano Intro to New Life New Life One World Over Credits Corea (piano) John Patitucci (bass) Gary Novak (drums) Bob Berg (tenor saxophone) External links Chick Corea - Official Website... Like Minds is a 1998 jazz album by vibraphonist Gary Burton with Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, and Dave Holland. ... The Ultimate Adventure is an album recorded by Chick Corea and released in 2006. ... Béla Fleck (born July 10, 1958 in New York City, New York) is an American virtuoso banjo player. ... Circle was an early 1970s avant garde jazz ensemble. ... Return to Forever was the name of various jazz fusion bands founded and led by keyboardist Chick Corea. ... Return to Forever (1972) is a jazz fusion album by Chick Corea and Return to Forever, and the groups debut album. ... Light as a Feather (1972) is the second studio album of fusion band Return to Forever. ... Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (1973) is the Return to Forevers third studio album. ... Where Have I Known You Before is the fourth album of Return to Forever. ... No Mystery (1975) is the fifth studio album of fusion band Return to Forever. ... Romantic Warrior (1976) is the sixth studio album of fusion band Return to Forever. ... Light Years is a 1987 Album by the Chick Corea Elektric Band. ... Eye of the Beholder is a 1988 Album by the Chick Corea Elektric Band. ...


See also

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References

  1. ^ Zwerin, Mike (1998-05-14). Sons of Miles: Chick Corea: The Chameleon. JazzNet: Special Series - Sons of Miles. Culturekiosque Publications. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.

Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • ChickCorea.com. Official biography
  • ChickCorea.com. Awards list
  • ChickCorea.com. Replies to visitors' questions
  • Jazzreview.com biography
  • Verve Records biography and discography
  • Interview with Chick Corea by Michael J Stewart
  • Herzig, Monika (October 1999). Chick Corea - A Style Analysis
  • Polydor Promo 1/73 (from The Boston Music Encyclopedia Project)
  • All Music Guide to Jazz - 4th Edition, Backbeat Books, November 1, 2002, ISBN 0-87930-717-X
  • DeBarros, Paul (1998). "Reissuing Light as a Feather", Light as a Feather CD booklet
  • Nicholson, Stuart (1999). "Reissuing My Spanish Heart", My Spanish Heart CD booklet
  • Zwerin, Mike (February 2, 2000). Chick Corea: The Chameleon
  • Murph, John (December 2, 2004). Chick Corea Reaching for the Stars. BET Jazz.
  • Digital Interviews: Chick Corea (1999)
  • Talking to Les Tomkins in 1972. Jazz Professional.
  • Chick Corea's 1997 Commencement Address to the Berklee College of Music
  • An Interview with Chick Corea by Bob Rosenbaum, July 1974 (PDF file) 'You put these notes together and you come out with that sound, and isn’t it beautiful. So what? What does it do to another person? What does it do to your neighborhood?'

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Chick Corea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2340 words)
Among jazz pianists, Corea is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential since Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner (along with modern contemporaries Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett).
Corea was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, an urban suburb of Boston, Massachusetts.
Corea usually performs "Spain" with a prelude based on Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez (1940), which earlier received a jazz orchestration on Miles Davis' and Gil Evans' Sketches of Spain.
Chick Corea - MSN Encarta (232 words)
Chick Corea, born in 1941, American musician and composer, born Anthony Armando Corea in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Corea later worked with Stan Getz and Herbie Mann, and in 1969 he began playing electric keyboard as a sideman for Miles Davis.
Corea toured worldwide with Herbie Hancock, another crossover keyboard artist, and during the 1980s, with the formation of his Elektric Band, achieved an acclaimed blend of acoustic piano and electronics, especially in recordings, where new studio mixing techniques could be used.
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