Gayle Moran

Gayle Moran is a vocalist, keyboardist, 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).

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

She later appeared on multiple recordings by her husband Chick Corea (whom she married in 1972): Return to Forever's 1977 album Musicmagic, the Chick Corea solo albums The Leprechaun (1975), My Spanish Heart (1976), The Mad Hatter (1978), Secret Agent (1978) and Touchstone (1982). She participated in the making of "Afterlife" from the soundtrack to the 2007 film War starring Jet Li and Jason Statham.

Other guest 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 recorded one album under her own name, I Loved You Then ... I Love You Now (1979).

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. Archived from the original on 2 February 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2017.