Weird

Chick Corea, Grammy-winning jazz musician, dies at 79
The composer, keyboardist and bandleader, who won 23 Grammy awards, has died of a rare form of cancer

Umm, clearly the Alzheimer’s is kicking in. I had him as the flugelhorn playing equivalent of Kenny G.

Who is it I’m thinking of?

11 thoughts on “Weird”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    I had him as the flugelhorn playing equivalent of Kenny G.

    One of the good things about the free market is that it enables the talented to scale heights unimagined by other people – and gives us the product of their labour at a very reasonable price.

    But you often forget it produces some pretty serious nadirs as well.

  2. A colleague and I had tickets to see Chick Corea in Amsterdam last year. Concert obviously cancelled due to the dreaded lurgy.

  3. A visit to the The Jazz Cafe’d disprove that theory, Jussi. Or the 100 Club on certain nights. Fond memories of sharing a table with Acker Bilk & Humphrey Lyttleton amongst other jazzers (alas now both passed on). Try The Vortex in Stoke Newington High Street. Eventually. London Jazz Orchestra had their last gig booked there, March last year.

  4. That’s a bit harsh, Jussi> I saw Chick Corea at Ronnie Scotts a couple of times in the early 70s and he was fab. He and Herbie Hancock did an album together at around the same time which was excellent.

  5. Well, I am a man of bold opinions. I do like Miles’ Nefertiti and Lee Morgan’s Search for the New Land but I adore the latin and afro-cuban stuff like Kenny Dorham Una Mas etc. “Boogaloo” side trend in the 60’s jazz was good too (for instance https://youtu.be/dhdZSPL7nq8)

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