Chick Corea Influences

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Chick Corea is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer. Chick Corea received the privilege to be part of the electric jazz fusion movement back in the 1960’s along side Miles Davis. From 1941 until today Chick has recorded a total of eighty-eight albums alongside some of the greatest musicians of his time. Chick Corea has become a master of his craft being nominated sixty-three Grammy Awards, and out of which he has won twenty-two. Out of his eighty-eight albums he’s recorded, fifteen of those albums have been Grammy award winning albums. Armando Anthony Corea was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on June 12, 1941. Mr. Corea began learning piano at the age of four. Two of his biggest influences were Horace Silver and Bud …show more content…
Chick Corea replaced Herbie Hancock (my other personal musical influence besides Chick) in the Miles Davis Band with Ron, Carter, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams. In the beginning he played the Fender Rhodes electric piano on Miles most important and transitional recording “Filles de Kilimanjaro,” which took jazz into a new direction. His first mile step of his career ended in 1971 righter after he completed his set of Circle albums along side bassist Dave Holland, Barry Altschul, and saxophonist Anthony Braxton. At this state in his life he already knew what it felt to perform in stages with over 600,000 people and also recording a total of ten albums in a span of 5 …show more content…
This was the era of his known as Return to Forever. Later after that era he focused on teaming up with many friends from 1979-1985 such as Herbie Hancock which he composed an entire album with him. Chick did many solo projects in this era of his life as well. In 1978 alone Chick released The Mad Hatter, with original RTF saxophonist Joe Farrell, drummer Steve Gadd and former Bill Evans Trio bassist Eddie Gomez, and followed up with the wide-open blowing date Friends, featuring the same stellar crew. Before the year was out Chick also managed to record the provocative Delphi I: Solo Piano

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