Renowned pianist and composer Chick Corea has died.
Born in 1941 to a jazz trumpeter father, Chick Corea’s snappy, melodic style and thirst for new ideas enabled him to turn professional in the early 60s.
Drawn into the orbit of Miles Davis, his distinctive electric piano sound broadened the composer’s work, and became a key part of his electric phase.
Performing with Miles on classic albums such as ‘Bitches Brew’ and ‘In A Silent Way’, Chick Corea became one of the most in-demand performers in jazz.
The 70s opened with the pianist going his own way, forging ahead with fusion juggernaut Return To Forever, blending rock, funk, and jazz into one solid mass of sound.
Parting company after a final album in 1977, Chick Corea’s work in the…