The jazz world is mourning the death of legendary pianist Chick Corea.
He played with many of the greats, including Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, while finding time to raise funds for many causes.
He had been suffering with cancer when he died on February 9 in Tampa Bay at the age of 79.
For Vancouver jazz lovers, one of his most memorable shows occured with Hancock at UBC's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on March 15, 2015.
Straight reviewer Alexander Varty wrote at the time that the most astonishing moment "came when the two traded improvised rhythms, Corea rapping his knuckles on the piano while Hancock beatboxed into a microphone".
"Settling on a groove, they then launched into a multifaceted free improvisation that was also a capsule lesson in the creative process—how something magnificent can grow out of a small, spontaneous impulse magnified by active minds and generous hearts," Varty continued.
"Jazz musicians have been exploring the same terrain for nearly a century, but instantaneous creation is still radical. Hancock and Corea don’t need to prove their own avant-garde credentials—between them, they’ve changed the face of music multiple times—but it’s good to know that they’re still out there and creatively alive."
Below, you can see how Corea is being remembered on Twitter.