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Taupin Among Those Mourning The Loss of a Jazz Fusion Pioneer

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On Tuesday, Chick Corea died. The 79-year-old, who had cancer, was saluted by Bernie Taupin, among others.

 
Bernie wrote on his Instagram page that the Grammy Award winner (he picked up 23 of them) was ''an absolute jazz genius.''
 
He added: ''The keyboard is lonesome today with Chick Corea 1941-2021.''
 
John Mayer shared a photo of himself with the jazz legend jamming together and wrote that Corea was the ''single greatest improvisational musician I have ever played with.
 
''Nobody was more open, more finely tuned to the moment, changing his approach with every new offering by the musicians around him. If you hit a wrong note, he'd immediately picked it up and play it as a motif so as to say 'all of this has velue, whether you see it or not.''
 
Yusuf aka Cat Stevens said his colleague was ''one of the most innovative and inspired musicians'' he ever worked with.
 
Sheila E. took to Twitter, and said that he changed her life through his music.
 
''We were able to play together many times. I was very fortunate to call him my family.''
 
She also wrote: ''Chick, you are missed dearly, your music and brilliant light will live on forever.''
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