Jazz legend and fusion pioneer Chick Corea dies of cancer

New York (AFP) – Chick Corea, the American jazz composer and electric keyboard trailblazer whose visionary fusion work stretched the boundaries of genre, has died of a rare form of cancer. He was 79 years old. Corea’s illness “was only discovered very recently,” read a statement posted on his Facebook page Thursday. “I want to thank all of those along my journey who have helped keep the music fires burning bright,” read a message the 23-time Grammy award winner left prior to his February 9 passing, which his team released in the statement. “It is my hope that those who have an inkling to play,…

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