Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea June 12, 1941 – February 9,2021

Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea June 12, 1941 – February 9,2021 was an American jazz composer, keyboardist,bandleader and occasional percussionist. His compositions”Spain”, “500 Miles High”, “La Fiesta”, “Armando’s Rhumba” and”Windows” are widely considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis’s band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion. In the 1970s he formed Return to Forever. Along with Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans, he is considered one of the major piano writers to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Corea won 23 Grammy Awards and was nominated over 60 times.

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