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Chick Corea Dies: Jazz legend and fusion pioneer Chick Corea passed away on February 9, aged 79, from a rare form of cancer, which was only discovered very recently. The iconic keyboardist/composer/bandleader was an NEA Jazz Master as well as one of the most nominated artists in GRAMMY history with 67 nods and 23 wins. From straight-ahead fusion, children’s songs to chamber and symphonic works, Corea touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career. You can read a full obituary here.

Jon Batiste Shares New Single: Jon Batiste has shared “CRY,” the latest single from his forthcoming album, We Are, out March 19 via Verve. This is the second single from the album and it is a more somber counterpart than the debut single, “I Need You.” “When we think about folk,