Keyboard legend Chick Corea
(June 12, 1941 – February 9, 2021)
RIP Chick, you left your mark and are dearly missed.
Corea received more than thirty Grammy awards and/or nominations in his nearly four decades as a performing artist/composer. He was also one of Bag End’s earliest endorsers.
Chick has been quoted as saying, “One of my favorite things about the Bag End sound is the punch and evenness of the sound. The totally untechnical, final key is whether it’s pleasing to me and represents what I think the music should sound like. Every component in a system influences the sound but the speakers seem to be the most important component as far as I’m concerned, because it’s at that point that the sound touches the air and becomes ‘somebody.”
The Chick Corea Elektric Band was his best known and best-loved group. Original members of the Elektric band: bassist John Patitucci, drummer Dave Weckl, guitarist Frank Gambale, and saxophonist Eric Marienthal. This group of virtuosi set the gold standard for instrumental electric jazz of that era, selling millions of CDs, winning awards, and inspiring musicians to practice more studiously.
Write up in Live Sound International Magazine – Live Sound Chick 2005
Chick shown in an early Bag End advertisement.