Has there been a more dominant, restlessly creative jazz explorer over the past 50 years than Chick Corea? I think not.
|Chick Corea, Newport, 1998|
The sheer variety of his compositions and band projects still astounds me. After he left trumpeter Miles Davis's band in 1970s to forge his own musical path, Corea's journey took many winding twists and turns. He continued exploring the electronic frontiers of jazz fusion with Return to Forever, and later, his Elektrik Band.