Chick Corea 1941-2021
A Hot Box Xtra checks out the music of one of the most important musicians in jazz. Sadly, he passed away in February this year aged 79.
A pianist, composer and bandleader who visited all corners of the music box from Hispanic to Fusion, from Jazz to Classical. Chick Corea collected an amazing 23 Grammy Awards over his career – probably more than any other musician – delivering almost 90 recorded albums during his 60 plus years as a professional. He had played concerts in Ireland on several occasions.
Footnote: Since this programme was recorded, the 2021 Grammys were announced March 14, and Chick Corea received posthumously two more awards, for Best Improvised Jazz Solo (All Blues – included in this tribute show) and the album Trilogy 2 in which it featured.