Throughout his long career, pianist Chick Corea has drawn on bebop, Latin, rock, and classical influences to make his mark as a soloist and composer. He took the piano in new directions following the monumental achievements of McCoy Tyner and Bill Evans. His pioneering electric piano playing with Miles Davis helped shape the sound of fusion in the late '60s. He then turned to acoustic, free-form improv with the group Circle before forming the fusion band Return to Forever. He forged ahead, he lead several acoustc and electric bands and making numerous solo and collaborative albums.