Chick Corea, leggenda del jazz e rinomato pianista, morto a 79

Il famoso pianista e compositore jazz Chick Corea è morto, according to a statement on the musician’s website. È stato 79.

Corea è morta “una rara forma di cancro” che è stato scoperto solo di recente, secondo a statement on his website.
He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and a great mentor and friend to so many,” leggi la dichiarazione. “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 anni, 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, con 23 wins and 67 candidature.
    He worked with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, flutist Herbie Mann and saxophonist Stan Getz before making his recording debut as a leader in 1966 con “Tones For Joan’s Bones,” secondo il suo sito web.
    During those years, Corea also recorded sessions with Cal Tjader, Donald Byrd and Dizzy Gillespie.
      Corea broke through with his 1968 release, “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. Nel 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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