A lot of the western music world was saddened on Thursday afternoon when information broke of the passing of acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea, who died from cancer at age 79 earlier this week on February ninth.
A press release penned by Corea himself previous to his demise learn, “To my wonderful musician associates who’ve been like household to me so long as I’ve identified you: It has been a blessing and an honor studying from and enjoying with all of you. My mission has all the time been to convey the enjoyment of making wherever I might, and to have achieved so with all of the artists that I love so dearly—this has been the richness of my life.”
Corea’s musician associates responded in sort when information of his demise unfold throughout the Web. Artists and trade leaders alike made some extent to recollect the gifted musician in posts shared to social media.
Scroll all the way down to learn a few of the heartfelt tributes and reminiscences shared by John Mayer, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Joel Cummins, Cory Henry, Jacob Collier, Questlove, and extra.
Chick Corea. Composer, bandleader, unbelievable pianist, and extra. His legacy lives on via his music, these he has impressed & for us, within the moments we’ve shared on stage. We’ve been touched by the reminiscences of Chick which have taken place in our membership. Immediately we pay tribute💙 pic.twitter.com/HWaOJMYsDZ
— Blue Word New York (@BlueNoteNYC) February 12, 2021
Relaxation in Peace pricey Chick Corea.
We love you Gayle.
— Philip Bailey (@PhilipBaileyEWF) February 12, 2021
God bless @ChickCorea, some of the modern and impressed musicians I ever had the privilege to work with. His musical artwork and genius had been an schooling, not only a efficiency. He has now really returned to eternally. Might peace be his final achievement. pic.twitter.com/tXVSBQk6aV
— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) February 12, 2021
RIP to certainly one of my favorites keyboardists of all time, @ChickCorea. In honor of black historical past month… I’m sharing my favourite album by @milesdavis “Bitches Brew” that options the indelible work of Chick. So deep & psychedelic. Test it out: https://t.co/TYtAQs7Jhp
— Joel Cummins 🇺🇸🎹 (@goldlikejoel) February 12, 2021