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Chick Corea

Chick Corea (born June 12, 1941) is a jazz pianist/keyboardist best known for his work during the 1970s in the genre of jazz fusion.

Corea started out in the '60s playing with trumpeter Blue Mitchell and latin greats such as Willie Bobo and Cal Tjader before discovering the electric piano, which would soon become his true passion. He played on the influential Miles Davis albums In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew before starting his own band Circle, an avant-jazz group. In 1971, he founded another band, Return To Forever, where he used the Moog and Minimoog synthesizers extensively to create a fusion of jazz and pop.

After Return to Forever disbanded in 1975, Corea started working with vibraphonist Gary Burton with whom he recorded Duets. His other bands include the Elektric Band, the Akoustic Band, and Origin.

His album Corea.Concerto won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement (for "Spain for Sextet and Orchestra") in 2001.

He is also known for promoting Scientology.

Further Research

See: Jazz fusion, Weather Report, Bitches Brew, Analog synthesizer

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