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R.I.P. Jazz legend Chick Corea


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Thanks for posting and thanks Chick for the music. His playing on Bitches Brew made him part of the most endurin soundtracks of my life. There are few, if any, artists I have heard more through more phases of my life. Ever since first hearing the recording as a teenager, listening constantly over the years and yet every time it was almost like hearing it for the first time. "Spanish Key" is probably my favourite piece of music of all time and he was a huge part of why.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/arts/music/chick-corea-dead.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

Wow, another one bites the dust. A lot of the greats are leaving. Glad I got to see him a couple of times.

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1 hour ago, JoeWhip said:

I am glad to have been able to see him live.

Me too.  A few years ago at the Monterey Jazz Festival he looked full of energy.  There he was just hanging out with the festival goers having dinner at a picnic table.  And, of course, his performance was memorable.  Later, at the small airport folks wanted photos with him.  The guy must have been tired, but he was in good humor and went along with it.  And he was off to another gig!   Very sad to read this news...

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As a result of his obituaries, I just found out about his first album, "Tone's for Joan's Bones", recorded in 1966. Really good Bop album.

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Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

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Living Room/Kitchen: RPi 3B+ running RoPieee to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

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I have seen Chick Corea 4 times in my life. It was a treat each and every time. One of the most memorable was the last time he toured with Return to Forever - Stanley Clark, Jean Luc Ponty, Chick, and 2 others.

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23 hours ago, botrytis said:

I have seen Chick Corea 4 times in my life. It was a treat each and every time. One of the most memorable was the last time he toured with Return to Forever - Stanley Clark, Jean Luc Ponty, Chick, and 2 others.

 

Man does that list of musicians bring back memories.  Last time I saw him was quite a few years ago in Dallas, with his Elektric Band and Dave Weckl.  But I did see him in the Return to Forever years too, with Stanley Clark, Al Di Meola, and Lenny White.

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