5 of the best from Chick Corea

18 February 2021
By Ellie Palmer
The 23-time Grammy Award winner passed away on February 9 2021, so we thought we'd relive some of his best live performances...

1. The Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci & Dave Weckl, 2018



Corea and his Akoustic Band graced the stage of the Jazz San Javier Festival back in 2018 in the city of Murcia, Spain.

It's close to a 1 1/2 performance, but it's absolutely worth watching every second of this masterpiece.




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2. The Chick Corea Elektric Band, 1986



Corea was involved in a number of different jazz bands, including the Chick Corea Elektric Band.

Here, they perform at the Bern Jazz Festival, Switzerland, back in 1986.

What a joy to listen to!



3. The Vigilette Trio, featuring Carlitos Del Puerto on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums, 2018



Enjoy Corea's performance at Scullers in Boston from back in November 2018, which he performed at as part of his trio, Vigilette.



4. Live at Montreux Jazz Festival, Spain 2004



As one of the comments under this video says, "[Chick] took all of us to Spain without moving an inch from where we were."



5. Chick Corea & The Vigil – Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2013



Another divine performance from Corea, this time alongside Tim Garland (tenor sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet), Christian McBride (bass), Charles Altura (guitar), Marcus Gilmore (drums), and Luis Quintero (percussion).