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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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35 10
Return to Forever is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

2
28 6
My Spanish Heart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

3
25 4
Romantic Warrior is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Omar Lopez added Romantic Warrior 1976

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31 9
Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

5
12 1
Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy 1973

6
18 4
Chick Corea Akoustic Band is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

7
14 2
Three Quartets is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

8
17 6
The Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

9
12 2
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

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11 3
The Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

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11 3
Friends is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Friends 1978

12
9 3
Alive is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Alive 1991

The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s

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10 4
Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Inside Out 1990

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13 9
The Chick Corea Elektric Band is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

15
9 5
Children's Songs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

16
9 6
Beneath the Mask is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

17
7 4
Light Years is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

The Best Rock Vocalists

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10 8
Time Warp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Time Warp 1995

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6 4
Piano Improvisations, Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

20
4 2
The Ultimate Adventure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

21
4 2
Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Kaushik Viswanath added Captain Marvel 1972

22
3 1
Remembering Bud Powell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Remembering Bud Powell 1997

The Best East Coast Rappers of All Time

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3 1
Touchstone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Touchstone 1982

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5 4
Inner Space is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

25
4 3
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

26
4 3
Tap Step is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Tap Step 1980

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4 3
Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, K... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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4 3
Circulus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Circulus 1970

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4 3
Trio Music is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Trio Music 1981

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3 2
Forever is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

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2 1
The Song of Singing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

32
2 1
A.R.C. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
A.R.C. 1971

Why It's Hard To Be A Woman

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5 5
Eye of the Beholder is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

34
2 2
Solo Piano - Originals is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

35
2 2
Past, Present is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

36
2 2
Brooklyn, Paris to Clearwater is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

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2 2
Rhumba Flamenco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

The Worst Things To Wake Up To

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1 1
Delphi 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Delphi 2 1980

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1 1
Is is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Is

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5 6
To the Stars is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

41
3 4
The Boston Three Party is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

42
3 4
From Miles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
From Miles 2007

The Best Jay Z Albums

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2 3
Tones for Joan's Bones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

44
2 3
Piano Improvisations, Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

45
2 3
Change is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Change 1999

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2 3
Early Circle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

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1 2
Concerto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

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1 2
Solo Piano - Standards is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time

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1 2
Septet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Septet 1985

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1 2
Expressions is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time