Remembering Chick Corea: An Interview Flashback On HPR's All Things Considered

Feb 11, 2021

It’s become a tough week for music fans.

Following the death of Mary Wilson of The Supremes Monday, today we learned another prior guest of HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, jazz giant Chick Corea, passed away Tuesday, at 79, according to his website, “from a rare form of cancer which was only discovered very recently”.  

In 2016, we got a chance to sit down with the one-time Miles Davis keyboardist and founder of fusion legends Return to Forever, when Chick brought a trio including Eddie Gomez and Brian Blade to the Blue Note Hawaii. We’ve included the complete video of the interview below, and shared highlights today on the show in memory of this musical luminary, and guest we're grateful to have had time with.


Watch the complete interview:

See a video of Chick performing the song we use in our feature, Spain, in a performance posted in December 2020:

Chick performs with fellow legend Chucho Valdez in 2019:

Chick and Herbie Hancock in 1978:

Chick with Return to Forever in 1973:

Chick with Miles Davis in 1969: