Chick Corea has passed away, at the age of 79. The legendary jazz innovator, who mixed jazz and rock music, left his final breath on February 9th, 2021. He lost the battle with cancer and died at his home in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
A true trailblazer, Chick Corea was a jazz composer and keyboardist, who broke the boundaries and blended jazz and rock music, being a pioneer of jazz rock fusion. He participated in the birth of jazz rock fusion as a member of the Miles Davis' band in the late 60s, his works are tremendous and his whole discography (solo, Return to Forever, Chick Corea Elektric Band etc.) must be discovered by every music aficionado. Corea won 23 Grammy Awards.
Rest in Peace, Chick Corea.