Chick Corea

Genres: Jazz Jazz Latin Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Armando Anthony Corea, 12 June 1941, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA. After a very musical home environment, pianist Corea’s first notable professional engagements were in the Latin bands of Mongo Santamaría and Willie Bobo (1962-63), playing a style of music that continues to influence him today. Joining Blue Mitchell’s band in 1964, he spent two years with the trumpeter, and had a chance to record some of his own compositions for Blue Note Records. Corea’s first recordings appeared in 1966 with Tones For Joan’s Bones, and show a pianist influenced mainly by hard-bop. In 1968, he joined Miles Davis for the trumpeter’s first real experiments with fusion. Playing on some of Davis’ most important albums, Corea’s electric piano became integral to the new sound.

Leaving Davis in 1970 to explore free music within an acoustic setting, he formed Circle with bass player Dave Holland, drummer Barry Altschul, and...

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