Gayle Moran

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Gayle Moran
Gayle Moran, Blue Note Jazz Club, New York City, 10 December 2016.jpg
Gayle Moran, Blue Note Jazz Club, New York City, 10 December 2016
Background information
Jazz fusion
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, organ
Years active1974–present
Associated actsMahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, Chick Corea, Alexia Vassiliou

Gayle Moran is a vocalist, keyboard player (piano, organ, and synthesizer), and songwriter born in 1943. She was a member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra during the mid-1970s,[1] appearing on Apocalypse (1974) and Visions of the Emerald Beyond (1975).

She later appeared on recordings by Return to Forever's 1977 album Musicmagic and the Chick Corea solo albums The Leprechaun (1975), My Spanish Heart (1976), The Mad Hatter (1978), Secret Agent (1978) and Touchstone (1982). She also had a part in the making of a song titled "Afterlife" in the 2007 film War starring Jet Li and Jason Statham.

Other guest vocal appearances include "The Gracious Core", on Mark Isham's album Castalia, and the title track from the 1976 David Sancious & Tone release, "Transformation (The Speed of Love).

She released one album in her own name, I Loved You Then ... I Love You Now (1979). She has been married to the jazz musician Chick Corea since 1972.

She is from Spring Arbor, Michigan and graduated from Spring Arbor high school (now Spring Arbor University) in 1961.[2]


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Biography: Mahavishnu Orchestra". AMG. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Chick Corea". Women's Lifestyle Magazine. Retrieved 10 August 2017.