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Chick Corea

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Born Armando Anthony Corea in Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA, on June 12, 1941, Chick began studying piano at age four.

Chick Corea is one of the most prolific and acclaimed of jazz artists from the second half of the 20th century, with contributions to most forms of modern music, including straight-ahead jazz, electric fusion, avant-garde and orchestral music. In 2010 he entered the DownBeat Magazine Hall of Fame and was named Artist of the Year.

As a member of Miles Davis’s band in the 1960s, and later as founder of Return to Forever, he participated in the birth of the electric fusion movement. In the 1980s he helped expand jazz with the Chick Corea Elektric Band and Akoustic Band. Recently, he toured with Return to Forever’s classic quartet and recorded widely

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  • Knully

    Mich interessiert nur seine Musik: Die ist absolut richtungsweisend.

    21 Jul 8:52pm Reply
  • mecchaumai

    I don't listen to him enough.

    13 May 1:42pm Reply
  • LukarioXO

    For many people, Scientology is more of an organized cult than it is an organized religion. It's no secret that they do some really grotesque things to people who don't toe the line. Look up what The Hole is if you want to get a glimpse of the reprehensible things the church is responsible for. It's understandable that some people would have a hard time listening to music made by someone who supports (whether directly or tacitly) those kinds of practices. I try to separate people from the music they make, and personally I don't see any type of Scientology influence on Corea's music. As bad as Scientology is, it's not a hate group like National Socialism or the KKK, and since Corea isn't using his music to push Scientology, I don't see why it should be a big deal.

    6 Apr 1:10am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    hes cool

    28 Mar 1:32am Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    Apenas ouçam a grande música!

    27 Mar 3:35am Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Scientology is a always a big turn off, but in this case it doesn't spoil the music. I can't expect all musicians I like to have the same opinions as me and I'm willing to put up with them holding objectionable views as long as they don't try to express or promote that ideology through their music.

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Diverman2010

    What does Scientology have to do with quality of the music? Certainly it is deemed bogus to some, or not, depending on how each perspective sees it as a religion, or as a joke, or as any other possible views. He creates music that is very intensely creative, therein lies the beauty. To think and act freely and self-aware, and not necessarily have external factors influence our perceptive from what it intellectually and/or intuitively is/was? Personally, no; everyone is free to their own individuality, regardless of the possible religiously affecting properties that Scientology possesses. I do not know the personality of Chick Corea, so if he has snobbish attitude and/or exhibits senseless close-minded behaviour, that could factor in for distaste.

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • il_sogno

    it doesn't. but he has gone so far musically that I couldn't ignore him but just be amazed everytime I listen to him

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Sokratia59

    Doubtless he set a high standard in jazz piano but as a longstanding member of Scientology?Does that meet with your approval folks?It doesn't figure Mr Corea.

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • bloodmaw

    Inner Space <3

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • appidydafoo

    SPACE JAZZ

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
  • KaramAkerfeldt

    Where's he from?

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Kubstofferson

    @schokone He does have an unusually high level of space-themed albums for a jazz musician...

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Domin_vlc

    http://www.facebook.com/WaltzMeBlues http://waltzmeblues.tumblr.com/

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • schokone

    woah, I didn't know, that Chick is a fucking scientologist... nargh!

    5 Sep 2012 Reply
  • PsychoLold

    I came for "My Spanish Heart", I stayed for all his other albums. No disappointment so far.

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • PAN_GROT

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. CHICK COREA ! ! !

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • soundmastermony

    genious. what a mind he has!

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • KeatonXZX

    'Now He sings, Now He Sobs' is really good [2]

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • bonzoWhale

    THIS GUY. HOLY CRAP. The Continents is one of the most impressive works I have EVER heard. There is simply no match, and no limits, to Chick Corea.

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
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