Friday, February 12, 2021

Chick Corea (1941–2021)

The pianist and composer was seventy-nine. From the New York Times obituary:

Mr. Corea’s best-known band was Return to Forever, a collective with a rotating membership that nudged the genre of fusion into greater contact with Brazilian, Spanish and other global influences. It also provided Mr. Corea with a palette on which to experiment with a growing arsenal of new technologies.

But throughout his career he never abandoned his first love, the acoustic piano, on which his punctilious touch and crisp sense of harmony made his playing immediately distinctive.
Here’s a sample, with Corea putting Mozart and Gershwin together.

comments: 2

Geo-B said...

This one, for me, hit hard.

Michael Leddy said...

The scariest part: how could Chick Corea have been seventy-nine already?