Chick Corea– a legendary keyboardist who was a monster in the fusion realm and was a force of nature in all things jazz and improvisation died on February 9th at age 79 from cancer. Through his “Elektric”, fusion, trio, and combo albums Corea was extremely prolific. An electric keyboard pioneer alongside his acoustic piano accomplishments, Corea appeared on multiple Davis albums, including Black Beauty: Live at the Fillmore West and Miles Davis at Fillmore: Live at the Fillmore East. Corea most recently covered the works of Domenico Scarlatti, Bill Evans, Frédéric Chopin, and Thelonious Monk on 2020’s Plays.
In a note on his Facebook page the following was posted.
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.
I am deeply saddened by the abrupt departure of Chick Corea from this world! Beginning in the 1970s, I became an avid fan of his music and his collaborations with so many other creative artists. We have lost another giant. RIP
Return to forever….RIP!
You will always be in my heart and spirit. Im so sad now but i will see you in the next life. Your music will live forever. You have truly returned to forever. Love you much.