Simona AN‘s Today’s Memory
Chick Corea’s birthday
Originally shared by Simona AN
born June 12, 1941, Chelsea, Massachusetts
Armando Anthony Corea is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer.
Many of his compositions are considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis’ band (the 1960s), he participated in the birth of the electric jazz fusion movement. In the 1970s he formed Return to Forever. Along with Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and Keith Jarrett, he has been described as one of the major jazz piano voices to emerge in the post-John Coltrane era. Corea continued to pursue other collaborations and to explore various musical styles throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
He is also known for promoting and fundraising for a number of social issues, such as eradicating social illiteracy.
A Very Special Concert (1982)