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The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time 

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Updated July 27, 2018 1.1k votes 206 voters 7.1k views

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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1
Return to Forever is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea (1972); Tracks: Sometime Ago / La Fiesta, Crystal Silence & What Game Shall We Play Today

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Length (mins): 00:46:51

Genres (Music): Jazz fusion, Post-bop, Latin jazz

2
Now He Sings, Now He Sob... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea (1968); Tracks: Matrix, Samba Yantra & The Law of Falling and Catching Up

Length (mins): 01:09:18

Genres (Music): Jazz

3
Romantic Warrior is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Omar Lopez added By Return to Forever (1976); Tracks: Majestic Dance, The Romantic Warrior & Medieval Overture

Length (mins): 00:45:38

Genres (Music): Jazz fusion

4
My Spanish Heart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea (1976); Tracks: Love Castle, Night Streets & Spanish Fantasy

Label: Polydor Records

Genres (Music): Jazz

5
Hymn of the Seventh Gala... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy By Return to Forever (1973); Tracks: Captain SeƱor Mouse, Theme to the Mothership & Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy

Genres (Music): Jazz fusion

6
Chick Corea Akoustic Ban... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Chick Corea (1989); Tracks: Circles, Sophisticated Lady & Autumn Leaves

Length (mins): 01:01:10

Genres (Music): Jazz, Bebop, Post-bop

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

Genres (Music): Jazz, Jazz fusion, Post-bop

8
Where Have I Known You B... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Where Have I Known You Before By Return to Forever (1974); Tracks: Earth Juice, Where Have I Danced With You Before & Vulcan Worlds

Genres (Music): Jazz fusion

9
The Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea (1978); Tracks: Falling Alice, The Mad Hatter Rhapsody & Tweedle Dum

Label: Polydor Records

Genres (Music): Jazz

10
Friends is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
11
The Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea (1993); Tracks: Imp's Welcome, Lenore & Leprechaun's Dream

Genres (Music): Jazz

12
Light as a Feather is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
m.cisneros78 added By Return to Forever (1973); Tracks: You're Everything, Captain Marvel & Spain

Length (mins): 00:43:08

Label: Polydor Records

Genres (Music): Jazz fusion, Post-bop, Latin jazz

13
The Chick Corea Elektric... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea (1986); Tracks: Silver Temple, Elektric City & Cool Weasel Boogie

Length (mins): 00:57:38

Label: General Production Recordings

Genres (Music): Jazz, Jazz fusion

14
Alive is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
15
Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
16
Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea and Chick Corea Elektric Band (1990); Tracks: Tale of Daring: Chapter 4, Tale of Daring: Chapter 3 & Kicker

Length (mins): 00:46:43

Genres (Music): Post-bop

17
Tap Step is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea (1980); Tracks: The Slide, Tap Step & The Embrace

Genres (Music): Jazz

18
Tones for Joan's Bones ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea (1967); Tracks: This Is New, Litha & Straight Up and Down

Producer: Herbie Mann

Length (mins): 00:40:06

Genres (Music): Jazz

19
Children's Songs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
20
Remembering Bud Powell ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Remembering Bud Powell By Chick Corea and Chick Corea & Friends; Tracks: Mediocre, Bud Powell & Bouncin' With Bud

Length (mins): 01:13:52

21
Light Years is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea Elektric Band (1987); Tracks: Flamingo, Time Track & View From the Outside

Genres (Music): Jazz fusion, Fusion

22
Time Warp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea and Chick Corea Quartet (1995); Tracks: Arndok's Grave, Time Warp & Terrain

Length (mins): 00:57:30

Genres (Music): Jazz, Post-bop

23
The Ultimate Adventure ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea (2006); Tracks: Planes of Existence, Part 1 & El Stephen

Genres (Music): Jazz, Jazz fusion, World music

24
Forever is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
25
Piano Improvisations, Vo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
By Chick Corea (1971); Tracks: Where Are You Now? Picture 4, Where Are You Now? Picture 6 & Where Are You Now? Picture 1

Length (mins): 00:42:50

Genres (Music): Jazz