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- Corea, Armando Anthony Known as "Chick.” Born 1941. American jazz pianist and composer whose early recordings with Miles Davis' group (1968-1970) contributed to the development of jazz-fusion.
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- n. Alternative spelling of Korea.
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Then Japan also feared, although this was a less important matter, further Russian encroachment in Corea when the Trans-Siberian Railway should be completed.
* The Petroaiavlovsk, with Admiral Makaroff on board, was blown up, apparently by accident, April 13th, 1904. course, what everybody now realizes, that the land fighting must take place in extremely mountainous country; that the whole of Corea is more or less mountainous and that Manchuria is defended by enormous ranges of mountains which may turn out to be almost impregnable.
The name Corea, or _K_orea, you may as well forget or discard as useless, for to the Corean mind the word would not convey any definite idea.
There is no doubt that the origin of the word Corea is Korai, which is an abbreviation of Ko-Korai, a small kingdom in the mountainous region of the Ever White Mountains, and bordering upon the kingdom of Fuyu, a little further north, whence the brave and warlike people probably descended, who conquered old Cho-sen.
It is long since anyone has dared to give offense to this kingdom; and although the Japonese have endeavored to disturb Corea, which is under the government of China, they have been unable to succeed therewith, and have been driven from the said kingdom, and Corea has remained in great peace and quiet, as the peoale of Luzon know well from what has been told them.
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a certain Chinese wise man who, when in a poetic mood, baptized Corea with the name of Cho-sen.
The word "Corea" evidently is nothing but a corruption of the dead and buried word "Korai."
Thenceforth, it was impossible to speak of Corea as being a vassal state of the Celestial Empire.
The trail widens in spots where camp and section towns such as Corea and Embro once stood.
To demonstrate the compatibility of the classic jazz standards and the Great American songbook, he alternates between the two, displaying a preference for pianist-composers (Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea) on the former and Cole Porter and Jerome Kern (with two numbers each) on the latter.
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