It's hard to find the words to honor such a legend. Chick's legacy has been accompanying me throughout this day, as the news about his passing sunk in. I am so deeply saddened by this.
At the same time, I am humbled by the marvel of moving on from this world while leaving behind so much beauty and creation, so many people who were touched by his being.
The first jazz album that I ever got was his Children's Songs. I have been revisiting these pieces a lot in the past few months, discovering more and more in them, finding myself so grateful for his music.
In an interview, he once said, "I keep a student kind of mentality in my life so that I am always learning something."
Chick, thank you for your immense inspiration. Your bright light will continue to shine on.
#chickcorea 1941-2021 ❤