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Jazz legend Chick Corea dies at the age of 79

Known throughout the world, American jazz pianist, keyboardist and composer Armando Anthony Corea, known as Chick Corea, died at the age of 79.

Chick Corea was born on June 12, 1941 in Chelsea, Massachusetts (USA), a NEA jazz teacher and celebrity DownBeat. Winner of 23 Grammy Awards and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has become a jazz legend over five decades. He ranks fourth among Grammy Award-nominated performers with 65 nominations. He also received 3 Latin American Grammy Awards, the most by any artist in the category «Best Instrumental Album».

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Chick Corea played a striking number of musical bases during his career, from children’s songs to chamber music, from bibop to fusion, from straightforward movement to avant-garde, as well as several raids on symphonic works, and became known because I worked during the 1970s in the jazz fusion genre.

In the 60th, he participated in the emergence of this direction as part of the Miles Davis group, and created the Return to Forever group later, teaming up with other virtuous instrumentalists, and in the eighties with the Elektric Band used new mix techniques to achieve the original combination of piano to electronic keyboard.

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