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RIP Chick Corea

Postby never/ever » 11 Feb 2021, 21:03

It is with great sadness we announce that on February 9th, Chick Corea passed away at the age of 79, from a rare form of cancer which was only discovered very recently.

Throughout his life and career, Chick relished in the freedom and the fun to be had in creating something new, and in playing the games that artists do.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and a great mentor and friend to so many. Through his body of work and the decades he spent touring the world, he touched and inspired the lives of millions.

Though he would be the first to say that his music said more than words ever could, he nevertheless had this message for all those he knew and loved, and for all those who loved him:

“I want to thank all of those along my journey who have helped keep the music fires burning bright. It is my hope that those who have an inkling to play, write, perform or otherwise, do so. If not for yourself then for the rest of us. It’s not only that the world needs more artists, it’s also just a lot of fun.

“And to my amazing musician friends who have been like family to me as long as I’ve known you: It has been a blessing and an honor learning from and playing with all of you. My mission has always been to bring the joy of creating anywhere I could, and to have done so with all the artists that I admire so dearly—this has been the richness of my life.”

Chick’s family will of course appreciate their privacy during this difficult time of loss.
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Re: RIP Chick Corea

Postby LMG » 11 Feb 2021, 21:38

Very sad.

What a career, mind! Miles Davis, Circus, Return To Forever, his own Elektric and Akoustic bands.

Plenty of music to be enjoyed.
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Re: RIP Chick Corea

Postby soundchaser » 11 Feb 2021, 21:44

R.I.P Chick Corea: a big favourite of mine. Favourite RTF album: No Mystery.

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Re: RIP Chick Corea

Postby Hightea » 11 Feb 2021, 22:24

Sad to hear about Chick's passing.
Have been a big fan of his in all his various bands.
Seen him several times gong back to the 70's
Was glad to see two shows of his 75th birthday shows at the Blue Note in NYC with John McLaughlin a few years ago.
Romantic Warrior was my favorite RTF album but liked most of them.
Underappreciated solo album was Friends.

Chick's 75th Bday bash with McLaughlin and Bela Fleck
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Re: RIP Chick Corea

Postby kath » 12 Feb 2021, 00:03

fantastic pics, hightea.

r.i.p. chick.

i love romantic warrior.

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Re: RIP Chick Corea

Postby C » 12 Feb 2021, 10:30

Terrible news!

Really sad

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Re: RIP Chick Corea

Postby C » 12 Feb 2021, 10:31

LMG wrote:Very sad.

What a career, mind! Miles Davis, Circus, Return To Forever, his own Elektric and Akoustic bands.

Plenty of music to be enjoyed.


Indeed!

and his jazz trio




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Re: RIP Chick Corea

Postby never/ever » 14 Feb 2021, 06:14

Not averse to a bit of shredding fusion either...

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Re: RIP Chick Corea

Postby soundchaser » 14 Feb 2021, 17:02

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