Chick Corea, the great American jazz composer, pioneer of the electric keyboard and the fusion of styles, died last Tuesday at the age of 79 due to a rare cancer, according to Korea himself wrote on his Facebook page as a farewell. “I want to thank all those who along my path have helped the fires of music continue to burn strong,” said the musician born in Chelsea (USA, 1941) in the statement and that his team released in the form of a statement .
“It is my hope that those who are inclined to play, write, act or something similar will do so. If not for you, then for the rest of us. Not only does the world need artists, but it’s also a lot of fun, “he added. The statement noted that the cancer was discovered “very recently.”
The composer, author of ‘Spain’, ‘La Fiesta’ or ‘500 Miles High’, was part of a select group of talents along with Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett who emerged as some of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. “Throughout his life and career, Chick reveled in the freedom and fun of creating something new,” the statement said.
“Although he would be the first to say that his music spoke louder than words,” the statement said, Corea told his “amazing musician friends” who were like family to him that “it has been a blessing and an honor to learn and play. with all »of them. “My mission has always been to bring the joy of creating to all the places I could, and having been able to do it with all the artists that I admire so deeply has been the richness of my life,” wrote Corea, who in his beginnings was Miles David’s musician (1968-70). Later he began a career marked by fusion and collaborations with musicians such as Paco de Lucía. Together they played at the closing of the 2013 Vitoria Jazz Festival, months before the death of the genius from Algeciras.