Chick Corea is no longer with us. He passed today, February 11th 2021. This man was a giant.
In 1987, during my first year at Berklee, everyone was talking about the new album Mr Corea had just put out. It was Elektric band with a star line-up of Dave Weckl on the drums, John Patittucci on Bass, Carlos Rios and Scott Henderson on guitar. Listening to “Got a match?”, I couldn’t believe my ears for the speed and accuracy these musicians were able to achieve. It set the bar extremely high for all of us, music students.
Chick Corea was a virtuoso and a great composer who knew how to grab the audience by the heart.
He’s not walking among us anymore. I will miss him.