Some jazz legends don't need an introduction. Chick Corea built his music career with a single idea in mind: the audience. The 1970s brought a simple realization into the thoughts of this fine pianist. He noticed how his musical touch had a power beyond his own intent. He began to look and see that people were stimulated by the phrases and chords that he versed. The revelation led him to create a jazz improv band, and the performer continues to tour the globe today.
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The Juilliard School of NYC produces some of the world's finest musicians, and jazz has no shortage of them. Corea began performing in high school. He was inspired by the legends of his time; the bebop scene was filled with fabulous names. Parker was on the sax, Gillespie on the trumpet, Bud Powell on the keys and Lester Young on the clarinet. Chick found his comfort at the piano only after experimenting with percussion. He saw his father lead a band as a trumpeter who had ambition. Though Juilliard would create masterful musicians, the school couldn't keep Chick engaged long enough. The unthinkable then happened in '68: Miles Davis was in need of a pianist, but the "cool-jazz icon" needed someone who could improv and manage a "free composition." Corea would replace the legend Herbie Hancock in a meaningful, timely way. There's no better time to see a performer with so much experience, history and tone to display.
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Which jazz celebrities has Chick Corea performed with?
Nathan East is a bassist with a notable reputation on a six string. He shocked the world with a "bass version" of Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke." Him and Corea recorded "Shadow" with much of the song based on the piano. Return to Forever was originally led by Corea as a jazz fusion group. Chick also partnered with Bob Berg, a New York City native with a powerful hold on the saxophone. John Patitucci teamed with Chick's "Akoustic Band," which is not to be confused with his "Elektric Band." Patitucci was the bassist in both editions.
How many Grammy Awards has Chick Corea won?
Over the years, Chick has been nominated over 55 times and has received roughly 20 awards.
What is Chick Corea's setlist like?
"Armando's Rhumba" is a 1976 tune from the album My Spanish Heart. Chick's song collection during '76 paid tribute to his Spanish heritage. He's also of Italian descent. "Crystal Silence" and "What Game Shall We Play Today" were both from an earlier period in '73. Earlier than that was "Matrix," "Windows" and "My One and Only Love." With his career spanning over 40 years, you can expect to hear modern and classic tunes when you see him live.
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