Chick Corea, jazz legend and renowned pianist, dood by 79

Renowned jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea has died, according to a statement on the musician’s website. Hy was 79.

Corea died froma rare form of cancerthat was discovered only recently, volgens a statement on his website.
He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and a great mentor and friend to so many,” read the statement. “Through his body of work and the decades he spent touring the world, he touched and inspired the lives of millions.
Over a career that spanned more than 50 jare, Corea worked with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann and Miles Davis.
    Corea has the most jazz Grammy wins of any artist, met 23 wins and 67 nominations.
    He worked with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, flutist Herbie Mann and saxophonist Stan Getz before making his recording debut as a leader in 1966 met “Tones For Joan’s Bones,” according to his website.
    During those years, Corea also recorded sessions with Cal Tjader, Donald Byrd and Dizzy Gillespie.
      Corea broke through with his 1968 vrylating, “Now He Sings, Now He Sobs.That fall, he replaced Herbie Hancock in Miles Davisband with Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams.
      He also worked with R&B singer Chaka Khan. In 1982, Corea formed the band Echoes of an Era, which was essentially an all-star backing band for Khan’s first foray into jazz, according to Corea’s website.




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