It was reported that famous jazz pianist Mr. Chick Corea passed away.
He performed in a concert in Munich where Martha also joined.
I was also there and had a few words with him. Seeing classical musicians who were all tensed, he said, "We ourselves enjoy music impromptu, so we are always in a mood: Let's enjoy it together. I don't care what others think. Now, let's enjoy!" Saying this, he went on to the stage with a supreme smile. It was a very impressive scene for me.
In recent years, he visited Martha at her rehearsal with Mr. Ozone Makoto, and he played four hands there with Ozone.
Martha and Maestro Ozawa, who happened to be there, were delighted. Mr. Corea was fully smiled then too.
I thank him for his tenderness and such a happy time.
May his soul rest in peace.

Ito Kyoko
Vice Chairperson, Argerich Arts Foundation
General Producer, MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu