Chick Corea Elektric Band Live at North Sea Jazz 2003

From Wikipedia : 

Chick Corea Elektric Band is a jazz fusion band, led by pianist Chick Corea. Following the demise of Return to Forever, Corea established the musical ensemble in 1986. Following a long hiatus, the band reunited to produce To the Stars in 2004.

The band’s debut album can be described as “jazz-rock”, though it is much closer to traditional jazz than the jazz-rock albums of the 1970s. The keyboard sounds on the album are typical for the mid-1980s. The drums played by Dave Weckl dominate the album’s sound, with the guitar duties split between Scott Henderson and Carlos Rios.

The second album, Light Years (1987) is more funk-oriented than its predecessor. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal joins the band andFrank Gambale replaces Henderson and Rios (who still plays on some tracks) to form what is considered the band’s definitive lineup.

The third album, Eye of the Beholder, relies on softer sounds. Here Corea relies on acoustic piano, with synthesizers largely in the background. Gambale also plays acoustic guitar on some tracks, lending a Flamenco-influenced sound to pieces like “Eternal Child.”

The Elektric Band’s fourth album, Inside Out (1991), features some compositions that fall in the post-bop rather than the fusion category. The four-part piece “Tale of Daring”, which closes the album, relies on unconventional melodies and relatively free improvisation. But two other compositions, the title track and “Kicker,” are more traditional fusion pieces. Corea still uses mostly acoustic piano, but Gambale plays electric guitar throughout.

 

 

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Chick Corea Discography :

The Continents (2012)

Further Explorations (2012)

Orvieto (2011)

Forever (2011)

Five Peace Band Live (2009)

Returns (2009)

Duet (2009)

The New Crystal Silence (2008)

Five Trios (2008)

The Enchantment (2007)

Super Trio (2006)

The Ultimate Adventure (2006)

Rhumba Flamenco (2005)

Live In Molde (2005)

To The Stars (2004)

Rendezvous In New York (2003)

Past, Present And Futures (2001)

Solo Piano: Originals (2000)

Solo Piano: Standards (2000)

Corea Concerto (1999)

Change (1999)

Origin: A Week At The Blue Note (1998)

Origin: Live At The Blue Note (1998)

Native Sense: The New Duets (1997)

Remembering Bud Powell (1997)

The Mozart Sessions (1996)

Time Warp (1995)

Expressions (1994)

Paint The World (1993)

Play (1992)

Beneath The Mask (1991)

Alive (1991)

Inside Out (1990)

The Chick Corea Akoustic Band (1989)

Eye Of The Beholder (1988)

Light Years (1987)

The Chick Corea Elektric Band (1986)

Septet (1985)

Trio Music Live In Europe (1984)

Voyage (1984)

Lyric Suite For Sextet (1983)

Children’s Songs (1983)

Again & Again (1983)

On Two Pianos (1983)

Echoes Of An Era 2 (1982)

Echoes Of An Era (1982)

The Griffith Park Collection (1982)

Touchstone (1982)

The Meeting (1982)

Trio Music (1982)

Three Quartets (1981)

Live In Montreux (1980)

In Concert, Zurich, October 28, 1979 (1980)

Tap Step (1980)

Duet (1979)

Corea Hancock (1979)

Secret Agent (1978)

RTF Live (1978)

The Mad Hatter (1978)

An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea (1978)

Friends (1978)

Musicmagic (1977)

My Spanish Heart (1976)

Romantic Warrior (1976)

The Leprechaun (1976)

No Mystery (1975)

Where Have I Known You Before (1974)

Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (1973)

Light As A Feather (1973)

Return To Forever (1972)

Crystal Silence (1972)

Paris-Concert (1971)

Piano Improvisations, Vol. 2 (1971)

Piano Improvisations, Vol. 1 (1971)

ARC (1970)

Circulus (1970)

The Song Of Singing (1970)

Sundance (1969)

Is (1969)

Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (1968)