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  Chick Corea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among jazz pianists, Corea is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential since Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner (along with modern contemporaries Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett).
Corea was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, an urban suburb of Boston, Massachusetts.
Corea usually performs "Spain" with a prelude based on Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez (1940), which earlier received a jazz orchestration on Miles Davis' and Gil Evans' Sketches of Spain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chick_Corea   (2340 words)

 Chick Corea - MSN Encarta
Chick Corea, born in 1941, American musician and composer, born Anthony Armando Corea in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Corea later worked with Stan Getz and Herbie Mann, and in 1969 he began playing electric keyboard as a sideman for Miles Davis.
Corea toured worldwide with Herbie Hancock, another crossover keyboard artist, and during the 1980s, with the formation of his Elektric Band, achieved an acclaimed blend of acoustic piano and electronics, especially in recordings, where new studio mixing techniques could be used.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559466/Corea_Chick.html   (232 words)

 Chick Corea Elektric Band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chick Corea Elektric Band, led by renowned pianist Chick Corea, is one of the most critically acclaimed jazz fusion bands of the past two decades.
Following the demise of Return to Forever, Corea established the musical ensemble in 1986.
The Elektric Band is greatly different in style in comparison with Return to Forever in that it signified a move away from rock-oriented fusion into a more Post-bop style.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chick_Corea_Elektric_Band   (401 words)

 Chick Corea :Rarum 3
During his days at ECM records, Corea produced an output that was more in line with the label's overall aesthetic, and this music is well represented on Chick Corea: Selected Recordings/Rarum III, part of the label's Rarum series on which artists select the best from their work for the label.
Corea also takes a solo and reminds us that he was one of a handful of musicians, along with Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, and Bill Evans, who fully realized the possibilities of the Fender electric piano.
Corea says that when the trio reunited it was "as if no time had passed" and the recordings heard here certainly bear that out.
www.jazzitude.com /rarum_corea.htm   (947 words)

 Chick Corea: The Ultimate Adventure - PopMatters Music Review
Chick Corea was recently named a National Endowment for the Arts “Jazz Master”, and there is little doubt that he has total command of the idiom.
Corea is one of the few jazz musicians who has not only worked in a rainbow of styles but also has been commercially successful across the board.
Corea to use Tim Garland’s bass clarinet as distinct orchestral color as the primary band continues to exploit the sound of flute and acoustic piano together.
www.popmatters.com /pm/music/reviews/chick_corea_the_ultimate_adventure   (1012 words)

 Chick Corea - Biography - AOL Music
Chick Corea has been one of the most significant jazzmen since the '60s.
Corea began playing piano when he was four and, early on, Horace Silver and Bud Powell were influences.
In 1985, Chick Corea formed a new fusion group, the Elektric Band, which eventually featured bassist John Patitucci, guitarist Frank Gambale, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, and drummer Dave Weckl.
music.aol.com /artist/chick-corea/66463/biography   (674 words)

 Monika's Chick Corea paper
Therefore this chapter is an attempt to present some of the characteristics of Chick Corea's piano style and compositions, categorized by technical, rhythmic, melodic and harmonic aspects.
The melodies of Corea's compositions are very lyrical and memorable, many of his songs have become part of the standard repertoire of jazz musicians.
Corea begins his solo with a melodic sequence, emphasizing the #11 of F-Major in measure 37.
www.acmerecords.com /chickpaper.html   (2881 words)

 Chick Corea
Chick Corea and Origin's simply titled new release Change (SCD-9023-2) exemplifies a super-band's continual exploration of its identity within the live, natural context.
Corea and company went to work on a set of material written specifically for Origin since the release of the debut.
Corea served an important residency with the trumpeter-composer for three years beginning in 1968, playing on the classic platters "Filles de Kilimanjaro," "In a Silent Way," "Bitches Brew" and "At the Fillmore." He wanted to salute his old boss.
www.smooth-jazz.de /Artists1/Corea.html   (1947 words)

 Chick Corea biography - 8notes.com
Armando Anthony 'Chick' Corea (born June 12, 1941) is an American jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer who is arguably best known for his work during the 1970s in the genre of jazz fusion, although his contributions to straight-ahead jazz have been tremendous.
Among jazz pianists, Corea is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential to arrive after the emergence of Bill Evans (along with Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and Keith Jarrett).
Corea started his professional career in the '60s playing with trumpeter Blue Mitchell and Latin greats such as Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria.
www.8notes.com /biographies/corea.asp   (1290 words)

 Jazz Artist Interview - Chick Corea@ jazzreview.com
Corea is assembling a thirty piece ensemble to not only perform on July 2nd in Vienna but to engage audiences in perhaps as many as fifteen other concerts around Europe.
Corea told me as he looked back at some of his earlier compositions he observed that his fondness for matching images to musical notes has been there since the beginning of his career.
Corea says Hubbard's description of the effect that Jocelyn's music had on his audience helped the composer to easily imagine the type of musician Captain Jocelyn was.
www.jazzreview.com /article/review-4643.html   (1139 words)

 Chick Corea
Corea is one of the major pioneers of fusion, and his far-ranging influence since the 1960s includes post-bop, Latin, free-form and avant-garde jazz, as well as classical.
Corea was born Armando Anthony Corea on June 12, 1941, in Chelsea, Mass., and began playing piano at age 4 (a recording of him playing “I Don't See Me in Your Eyes Anymore” at the age of 8 exists on the out-of-print Music Forever And Beyond boxed set).
Corea has released perhaps his best and most diverse work since the breakup of the Elektric Band in 1991, shifting consistently from traditional to fusion to experiments in classical music, with a corresponding change in personnel for the albums and tours.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=14563   (4366 words)

 Dragon*Con Biography: [Chick Corea]
Chick Corea, legendary jazz pianist, has been one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the past 40 years.
Chick described how he became inspired: “I started reading one of my favorite novels again recently and came across a part in the beginning that describes the Captain of a spaceship playing a hypnotic melody on the piano in a dive of a spaceport bar.
The originality of the music and Chick’s boundless enthusiasm was enough to bring The Chick Corea Elektric Band back into the recording studio for the first time in over a decade.
www.dragoncon.org /people/coreac.html   (336 words)

 E.J.N. - CHICK COREA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Anthony Armando (Chick) Corea was born in Chelsea, Massachussetts on June 12, 1941.
Chick grew up listening to the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Bach and Mozart along with the recordings of Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Lester Young and Horace Silver, who became an especially strong influence on the aspiring pianist.
In 1977-78 Corea toured with a 13-piece band (including horns and strings), while Clarke, White and DiMeola went on to lead groups onf their own.
www.ejn.it /mus/corea.htm   (400 words)

 Matthew meets Chick Corea
Corea and his trio were playing a three-night gig at the Regattabar in Cambridge.
Corea was trying to sneak in a meal before showtime, so he started eating a salad with chicken.
Corea would drop from dehydration during his concert and it would be because he didn’t drink enough fluid before going on-stage.
www.savagerecords.com /Matthew&Chick.html   (542 words)

 Chick Corea - Official Website
Considering the staggering volume of his recorded output over the past 40 years, it is no overstatement to call Chick Corea one of the most prolific composers of the second half of the 20th century.
After Chick’s ten-year relationship with GRP ended in 1996, following the release of Time Warp, his swinging acoustic jazz quartet recording with saxophonist Bob Berg, drummer Gary Novak and Patitucci on upright bass, Stretch Records became a subsidiary of Concord Records and Corea decided to be part of Stretch's artist roster.
Chick also explained why he chose to do a new version of “Spain.” “If there is any one song that listeners seem to know me best by, I guess that song is “Spain,” as I get the most requests for it and hear it mentioned more than any of the others.
www.chickcorea.com /bio.html   (1960 words)

 Jazz Artist Biography - Chick Corea@ jazzreview.com
Corea began on piano at the age of six and drums at eight.
Until he joined Davis, Corea had been known on the New York scene as a brilliant acoustic pianist notable for his composing, his familiarity with Latin idioms, and for an eclectic style compounded of his main influences: Tatum, Hancock, Tyner Monk, Bud Powell, and Bill Evans.
Chick Corea has continued to lead excellent groups with talented young musicians (his new band is called Origin), as well as composing works for chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras.
www.jazzreview.com /articledetails.cfm?ID=498   (502 words)

 Chick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jack Chick (born 1924), who runs Chick Publications
Chick appears in these other article titles, but would not by itself ever be a reference to these topics:
Chick flick, slang for a movie made for, or appealing primarily to, women
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chick   (165 words)

 Digital Interviews: Chick Corea
Keyboardist Chick Corea is the epitome of musical exploration.
In addition, Corea is the guiding force behind Stretch Records, continually exposing new jazz sounds to the public.
DI: In the 1980s you were involved with the Chick Corea Elektric Band and the Chick Corea Akoustic Band.
digitalinterviews.com /digitalinterviews/views/corea.shtml   (2638 words)

 Chick Corea - Verve Records
That same year, Chick released a recording with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra with Bobby McFerrin as conductor.  This was their 2nd recording for Sony Classical, entitled The Mozart Sessions.  Their first duet recording, Play, was honored with a Grammy Award.
In the summer of 1999, Chick released Origin's 3rd recording, Change.  ; This was recorded within the relaxed confines of the home Chick shares with singer and wife Gayle Moran in Florida.  Chick and the band went to work on a set of material written specifically for Origin since the release of the debut.
Chick completed a recording with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Corea.Concerto, for Sony Classical released October 1999. ; Back in the early '80s Chick was introduced to Mozart's music by Friedrich Gulda.  Since then, Chick was determined to write a Piano Concerto of his own.
www.vervemusicgroup.com /artist.aspx?aid=2713   (817 words)

 NPR's Jazz Profiles: Chick Corea
Chick began studying classical piano at age 4 but jazz was always close at hand, especially in the form of his father's expansive jazz record collection.
Corea also played in alto saxophonist Stan Getz's Brazilian jazz ensemble and met flutist Herbie Mann, who also was exploring the popular bossa-nova rhythms.
Chick's next step was a move toward commercially viable fusion when he created Return to Forever, one of the most successful groups in jazz history.
www.npr.org /programs/jazzprofiles/archive/corea.html   (879 words)

 BBC - Jazz Review - Chick Corea, Trio Music
Chick's career (sorry) has been marked by flashes of brilliance and rather more frequent lapses of taste (check the cover of Friends if you don't believe me).
Corea first teamed up with bassist Miroslav Vitous (later to join Weather Report) and drummer Roy Haynes in 1968 for Now He Sings, Now He Sobs.
ECM has always brought out the best in Corea, with the label's tendency towards introspection stripping away most of the fussiness and bombast that makes some of his other recordings a bit hard to stomach.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/jazz/reviews/corea_trio.shtml   (560 words)

 ARTSZONE: Chick Corea and Nicolas Economou: "Songs for Children"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Chick Corea's career as a pianist reflects a restless musical imagination, and a refusal to stay in one play long enough to be pigeonholed.
Corea was also working with vibraphonist Gary Burton at this time, and the bell-like tones of both the Rhodes and the vibes turned out to be a match made in heaven.
Now, Corea plays anything and everything from his musical past, and he looks toward the future with both electric and acoustic performances, and classical recordings as well.
www.ovationtv.com /artszone/programs/chickcorea/matter.html   (370 words)

 Chick Corea News
Three days after Wynton Marsalis was there with his own quintet, it was the turn of Chick Corea, great...
Chick Corea's immense talent saw him being a part of many groups MANY TALENTS Chick Corea Born Armando Anthony Corea in Massachusetts, he studied classical piano from age four and even played along in his...
He's played with George Benson and Chick Corea and made a name for himself not only for his clear tone and nimble fretwork, but also as a master improviser.
www.topix.net /who/chick-corea   (672 words)

 Chick Corea Discography
I'll leave the discussion of Chick Corea the jazz pianist to another, wiser scribe.
I was exposed to Chick through his work with the jazz/fusion outfit Return To Forever.
Since then, I've snatched up various Corea albums, which run the gamut from avant-garde jazz/classical hybrids to traditional jazz.
www.connollyco.com /discography/chick_corea   (133 words)

 Chick Corea - Premiere Speakers Bureau
Chick Corea has scaled the heights of jazz, rock and classical music with equal passion and success.
After two recordings, Corea plunged headlong into jazz fusion by turning RTF into a heavy electric quartet which launched the careers of guitarist Al Di Meola, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White.
The 90's continues with Chick's highly touted projects such as the Grammy-Award nominated Chick Corea & Friends: Remembering Bud Powell and in the classical realm, the highly successful Mozart Sessions with Bobby McFerrin and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
premierespeakers.com /491/index.cfm   (480 words)

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