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Albums The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time  

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List Rules This list includes solo/bandleader studio albums only; Return to Forever and other collaborations are for another list

List of the best Chick Corea albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Chick Corea discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Chick Corea albums can be found at the top of the list. Given the size of the catalog from this incredibly prolific jazz pianist and keyboard wizard, we've restricted this list to mostly studio albums under his name (though the first Return to Forever album technically counts since it came out under Corea's name). Though there are a few favorites from the Chick Corea Elektric Band as well. 

Admittedly it's hard to compare solo piano records to full ensemble records to fusion records, but hey that is the fun of ranking things, right? If you think the greatest Chick Corea album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Chick Corea album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Chick Corea album of all time,  this list will answer your question. His catalog has a variety of albums and styles, with titles like Time Warp, Circulus, and Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, among many others. This list of popular Chick Corea CDs has been voted on by jazz, fusion, and piano fans around the world - add your votes and help shape the ranks!

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38 11
Return to Forever is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

2
32 9
Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

3
29 7
My Spanish Heart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

4
26 5
Romantic Warrior is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Omar Lopez added 1976

5
15 2
Three Quartets is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

6
18 6
Chick Corea Akoustic Band is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

7
13 2
Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy 1973

8
18 7
The Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

9
12 3
Where Have I Known You Before is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Where Have I Known You Before 1974

10
12 4
Friends is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1978

11
12 4
The Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

12
11 4
Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1990

13
10 4
Alive is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1991

14
14 10
The Chick Corea Elektric Band is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

15
8 4
Light Years is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

16
9 6
Children's Songs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

17
4 1
A.R.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
A.R.C. 1971

18
4 1
Remembering Bud Powell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Remembering Bud Powell 1997

19
9 7
Beneath the Mask is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

20
7 5
Eye of the Beholder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

21
5 3
Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, K... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

22
5 3
Circulus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1970

23
4 2
Forever is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

24
3 1
The Song of Singing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

25
2 0
Light as a Feather is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
m.cisneros78 added Light as a Feather 1973

26
10 9
Time Warp is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1995

27
6 5
Piano Improvisations, Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

28
5 4
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

29
5 4
Tap Step is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1980

30
5 4
Trio Music is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Trio Music 1981

31
4 3
Tones for Joan's Bones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

32
4 3
The Ultimate Adventure is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

33
4 3
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Kaushik Viswanath added 1972

34
3 2
Past, Present is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

35
3 2
Touchstone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1982

36
2 1
Is is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

37
5 5
Inner Space is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

38
3 3
Rhumba Flamenco is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

39
2 2
Concerto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

40
2 3
Solo Piano - Originals is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

41
2 3
Brooklyn, Paris to Clearwater is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

42
1 2
Delphi 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1980

43
5 7
To the Stars is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

44
3 5
The Boston Three Party is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

45
3 5
From Miles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
2007

46
3 5
Voyage is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1984

47
2 4
Piano Improvisations, Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

48
2 4
Early Circle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

49
2 4
Change is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1999

50
1 3
Solo Piano - Standards is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time