Chick Corea has passed away

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RIP
i went through an early chick thing , by the time he hit leprecaun , i could only respect it but didnt want to play it ( gees after the late rio kawasaki , at a restaruant gig i played with him and lincoln goins bass and me on only bongos , called leprecaun with no rehersal , i definitly didnt want to play it again haha ) .

but, when i played congas , a herbie mann album with potato valdes had a really hip piano player , and on " stolen moments ", you can hear herbie say " you got it chick ". so playing congas with mann's "coming home baby" was my early chick introduction

then saw him at the auditorium theater with miles , in 69 , it was wayne, dave holland and jack de jonette, later at the opera house with miles again , in chicago , with steve grossman , jarret , dave holland , airto

saw him at the london house with stan getz, stanly clark , airto and tony williams ..it was one of the most awesome lessons i ever got in how to really play at a restarant gig , be in total control , every moment going somewhere , soft enough for people to eat , but dynamic control that could go from the softest to as intense as any music ever. then they did a drum clinic in the suburbs with tony , stanly and chick , just awesome

" now he sings now he sobs " was on the practice box all the time

i loved his airto hook up , with clark , flora, joe farrell , the records , i was the first chick airto flora copy band in chicago .

then i saw them at one of the clubs , and , airto couldnt make it . some young drummer subbed , named steve gadd , just burned it up .

i saw the lennie white entrance , and they would start burning and then seeing dimeola enter the group .

he did start taking a direction at that time that i didnt want to do . yet , i always respected what he was up to and the players he would use .

there is nothing wrong with saying i didnt love everything he did , but i sure loved his early work

another loss for the jazz world
 

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'Akoustic Band Alive' relaxed me to sleep every night for almost two years. It was my introduction to both Chick, and Dave. I absolutely love that album; time to put it back into rotation, it's been far too long.

 

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Wow! I am in shock. Light as a Feather album was the first time I heard Chick Corea. I grew up on all of his music. RIP
 

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Three Quartets, just amazing. It has such a rich sound, and some of Steve Gadd's most supportive and beautiful playing.

 

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I believe Mr. Scott Fish is a long time member here. I don't mean to usurp his valuable contributions in any way....but I thought I would post this will all kudos and ownership to Mr. Fish. Can you imagine Chick Corea changing the way Steve Gadd played drums to such a great extent? I used to go hear Steve all the time during those early years in Rochester and his playing sounded great to me but more be-bop oriented for sure. Thanks Chick, thanks Steve.

 

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I was fortunate to see him a few times with the Electrik band back in the 80’s and again with RTF a few years ago. He could make those keys express so much emotion. He’ll be missed.
 

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Chick had cancer. Sad news. I ate those RTF albums for breakfast in the 70’s and went further back years later into Chicks catalog. A remarkable player. When Weckl went with Chick, that was it, I was a Chick junkie all over again. He knew drumming too and Humpty Dumpty stands as my favorite tune right along with Spain. Chick man you were special!
 
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'Akoustic Band Alive' relaxed me to sleep every night for almost two years. It was my introduction to both Chick, and Dave. I absolutely love that album; time to put it back into rotation, it's been far too long.

My god. I worn out a tape copy of that album. Epic record, and I agree, time to put it back into rotation.
 

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Huge loss. Beneath The Mask was my favorite. I still have the cassette tape and nothing to be able to play it ...
 


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