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Chick Corea- Jazz Musician and Composer

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Gabrielle Howard

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by Gabrielle Howard Chick Corea- Jazz Musician
and Composer Armando Anthony Corea, also known as Chick Corea was born in Chelsea, Massachusettes on June 12, 1941. His parents were Armando J and Anna Corea. Birthplace Childhood and Adolescence Chick Corea was raised by his father ,Armando, a jazz trumpet player who had led a Dixieland band in Boston during the 1930s and 1940s,
Chick began playing the piano at the age of four and drums at the age of eight.
He became influenced by bebop stars like Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver and Lester Young as well as the classical music of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart.
After several years, he started taking lessons from concert pianist Salvatore Sulo, and moved to New York where after brief visits to Columbia University and The Juilliard School he started his professional career. Where was Chick born? Corea started his professional career in the '60s playing with trumpeter Blue Mitchell .
His first album as a leader was Tones For Joan's Bones in 1966.
In the late '60s, he joined Miles Davis's band and appeared on important albums such as In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew.
With this band, he experimented using electric instruments, mainly the Fender Rhodes.
In the late '70s, Corea started working with vibraphonist Gary Burton, with whom he recorded several duet albums. His other bands include the Elektric Band, the Akoustic Band, and Origin.
In 1992, he started his own record label, Stretch Records.
One of his most famous compositions is 'Spain' CAREER VIDEO TIME !!!! His musical explorations have taken him into
Cuban salsa and Spanish flamenco, electric and acoustic. Random Facts He was still in high school in Massachusetts when he formed his own jazz trio, playing gigs at a local jazz club wearing a tuxedo given to him by his father. Composer Peter Schickele, a.k.a P.D.Q. Bach, taught Corea at Juilliard, later
describing Corea as "the most awake student I ever taught." He is a music legend and 16-time Grammy winner Chick Corea
has been a prominent figure in jazz for more than four decades. Chick Flick :) Form- A,B,A,C
Meter- the meter varies on 1&3 measure it's 3/4 and
on the 2 & 4 it is 4/4
Texture- Homophonic
Genre- Free Jazz/ Electric
Instrumentation- piano, drums, cymbals
Significance- More artist are using electrified instruments
in their songs Form- A,A,B,C extended 12 bar form
Meter- Common time OR 4/4 TIME
Texture- Homophonic
Genre- SAMBA
Instrumentation- Piano, Saxaphone, Bass, Flute, Trumpet
Subject of Text- To demonstrate through music the feel
of spain Song Name: Armando's Rumba
Form- 20 Bar Chorus
Meter- 4/4 time
Texture- Homophonic
Genre- Rhumba
Instrumentation- Piano, contra bass, violin,
Subject of Text- Written for his father Armando Sr.
Significance- Influenced and helped create a whole new
approach to jazz References www.chickcorea.com/Share www.allmusic.com/artist/chick-corea-mn0000110541 www.youtube.com/watch?v www.chickcorea.com/about/bio/early-years-1941-71.html
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