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. Corea’s composition Spain appeared on the 1972 Return to Forever album Light as a Feather. This is probably his most popular piece, and it has been recorded by a variety of artists. There are also a variety of recordings by Corea himself. These included an arrangement for piano and symphony orchestra that appeared in 1999 and a collabration with vocalist Bobby McFerrin on the 1992 album Play. Corea usually performs Spain with a prelude based on Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez (1940), which earlier received a jazz orchestration on Davis and Gil Evans’ Sketches of Spain.
Spain – Chick Corea Trio ft. Jorge Pardo & Nino Josele
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.
Chick Corea A Very Special Concert (1982)
He is also known for promoting and fundraising for a number of social issues, such as eradicating social illiteracy.
Chick COREA and Jazz in MARCIAC (2015)
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Armando Anthony Corea; born June 12, 1941, Chelsea, Massachusetts
Chick Corea este un muzician american.
A numeroase premii Grammy la secțiunile pianist/keyboardist și compozitor de jazz american. A ajuns foarte cunoscut prin activitatea lui din anii ’70, promovând stilul jazz fusion sau jazz-rock cum era denumit la vremea respectivă. Se poate spune că a contribuit direct la nașterea acestui stil de jazz.
Chick Corea – Armando’s Rhumba [My Spanish Heart] (1976)
A făcut parte din celebra trupă Miles Davis Band luând parte la legendarele înregistrări ale lui Miles Davis de la sfârșitul anilor ’60, începutul anilor ’70. În anii ’70 și-a format propriul grup de jazz Return to Forever, grup cu care a continuat să exploreze sonoritățile fusion.
Chick Corea Trio – Past, Present & Futures (2001)
În anii 80′ și ’90 a avut numeroase alte colaborări explorând variate stiluri musicale.
În 2010 a fost numit doctor honoris causa al Universității tehnico-științifice a Norvegiei (NTNU) din Trondheim.
Chick Corea – Concierto de Aranjuez Live In Chile 2014