LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea: The Magician RIP

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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 16 Feb 2021, 21:17

$795 - how much would that be in today's terms?
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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Feb 2021, 21:18

John aka Josh wrote:Elegant Gypsy has some moments, but overall his albums seemed rather bland.


Yes, I need to revise as well John

This is exactly as I see it

I love bowed bass guitar




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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 16 Feb 2021, 21:18

Stanley - super sound.
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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Feb 2021, 21:20

John aka Josh wrote:$795 - how much would that be in today's terms?


I'll check!

Hang on




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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 16 Feb 2021, 21:20

So in today's money, that synthesiser cost $3,500.

Or £2,500.

And it was designed to put synth technology within the reach of working musicians - a full-blown Moog cost ten times that.

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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Feb 2021, 21:21

The inflation rate in the United States between 1977 and today has been 348.01%, which translates into a total increase of $348.01. This means that 100 dollars in 1977 are equivalent to 448.01 dollars in 2021. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1977 equals $448.01 today.

About $3,500






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LMG wrote:So in today's money, that synthesiser cost $3,500.

Or £2,500.

And it was designed to put synth technology within the reach of working musicians - a full-blown Moog cost ten times that.


You just beat me to it!!




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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Feb 2021, 21:21

I just adore this type of piano

Wonderful!!




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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 16 Feb 2021, 21:22

Lovely, intricate stuff.

Funny to think that when I was growing up, this was 'jazz', and was all the jazz people under thirty knew.

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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Feb 2021, 21:22

We lost another great pianist a few months ago - Keith Tippett


Go Chick GO!!






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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 16 Feb 2021, 21:23

£2500 would make some of the guitars I couldn't afford at the time look cheap.
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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

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C wrote:The inflation rate in the United States between 1977 and today has been 348.01%, which translates into a total increase of $348.01. This means that 100 dollars in 1977 are equivalent to 448.01 dollars in 2021. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1977 equals $448.01 today.

About $3,500






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I concur with your computations, Dr Skipper

:lol:

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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Feb 2021, 21:24

LMG wrote:Lovely, intricate stuff.

Funny to think that when I was growing up, this was 'jazz', and was all the jazz people under thirty knew.


Yes, but at least it's a start for the kids

Zap, our eldest plays double bass - he's grade 6 and he is good but he only follows classical dots.

I have been trying to get him to play a bit of jazz. I might be getting somewhere - at last!






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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Feb 2021, 21:25

LMG wrote:
C wrote:The inflation rate in the United States between 1977 and today has been 348.01%, which translates into a total increase of $348.01. This means that 100 dollars in 1977 are equivalent to 448.01 dollars in 2021. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1977 equals $448.01 today.

About $3,500






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I concur with your computations, Dr Skipper

:lol:


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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

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LMG wrote:Lovely, intricate stuff.

Funny to think that when I was growing up, this was 'jazz', and was all the jazz people under thirty knew.




Ahem.



Bought my first jazz album "Bird and Miles" in '77 at the age of 18. More Bird, Miles, Fats Waller, MJQ and Louis Armstrong were soon to follow.
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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 16 Feb 2021, 21:25

C wrote:
Go Chick GO!!






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Chick and Rick (Wakeman) -

both knew how to use synth sparingly and ground the music in the sound of the piano.

Well done, lads. Well done.

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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Feb 2021, 21:25

Ok then, if push comes to shove what is your fave RtF album.....?




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C wrote:Ok then, if push comes to shove what is your fave RtF album.....?




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For at least the next thirty minutes it is Where Have I Known You Before, but in an hour's time it might well be Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy.
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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Feb 2021, 21:29

I had forgotten that Chick dedicated this album to the founder of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard......





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Re: LL/In Memoriam: Chick Corea, Tuesday 16th February @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 16 Feb 2021, 21:30

John aka Josh wrote:
LMG wrote:Lovely, intricate stuff.

Funny to think that when I was growing up, this was 'jazz', and was all the jazz people under thirty knew.




Ahem.



Bought my first jazz album "Bird and Miles" in '77 at the age of 18. More Bird, Miles, Fats Waller, MJQ and Louis Armstrong were soon to follow.


I should have added WHERE I was growing up as well... USA.