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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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Return to Forever is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Romantic Warrior is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Omar Lopez added 1976
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My Spanish Heart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Three Quartets is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy 1973
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Chick Corea Akoustic Band is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Where Have I Known You Before is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Where Have I Known You Before 1974
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The Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Friends is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1978
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The Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Alive is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1991
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Light as a Feather is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
m.cisneros78 added 1973
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The Chick Corea Elektric Band is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1990
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Remembering Bud Powell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
Remembering Bud Powell 1997
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Secret Agent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Forever is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Children's Songs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Tap Step is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1980
21
Tones for Joan's Bones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Past, Present is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
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Circulus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1970
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Touchstone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1982
25
Time Warp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chick Corea Albums of All Time
1995