Sorry for the confusion, but are you saying that Barryso passed away? He was a super nice dude who helped me when my Fire TV started running slow. I hope he is okay. Or did Barryso make a thread about Chick Corea and I missed it?
No, to the best of my knowledge I'm still here. Chick Corea is the one who passed away. He was a superb pianist who managed to do great things in several different Jazz styles and had even recorded classical pieces. He wasn't content fitting into a particular mold.
Wayne was referring to an email thread, not part of this forum, that was discussing Mr. Corea. I'd been lucky enough to photograph Mr. Corea at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2006 and was relaying the story.
There are too many great musicians who have passed to be able to list them all, frankly. Even if you limited it to a particular instrument like bass or trumpet there would still be too many. We're just lucky to live in an age where these folks leave behind their recorded legacy.
Barryso, I'm glad that you're doing okay! I feel like Chick Corea's passing has fallen under the radar a bit and I hate that because he was such a talented musician. He should be remembered. His death and Eddie Van Halen's hit me hard.
Yikes! Just look at the rumor I accidentally started!
It's my fault Wayne. My dad is sick, but it's not COVID-19 so that's good. He's staying with us and is cranky. He's unable to sleep so he's been keeping me up. He's also the reason I know Chick Corea's music as dad is a fan. I'm sleep-deprived and just misread your post. Sorry about that. Anyway, did you guys know that Chick Corea was a Scientologist? I was not aware of that. I wouldn't particularly think anything of it, but I saw an article that said it influenced his music.