Chick Corea Akoustic Band

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Akoustic Band
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Released1989
Recorded1989
StudioClinton Recording Studios, NYC
Genre Post-bop
Length60:29
Label GRP Records
Producer Chick Corea
Chick Corea Akoustic Band chronology
Summer Night: Live
(1987)
Akoustic Band
(1989)
Live from Blue Note Tokyo
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Akoustic Band is a 1989 jazz album by the Chick Corea Akoustic Band, featuring Chick Corea with John Patitucci and Dave Weckl. The group was nominated and received the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Chick Corea American pianist, keyboardist, and composer

Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea is an American jazz pianist/electric keyboardist and composer. His compositions "Spain", "500 Miles High", "La Fiesta" and "Windows", are considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis's band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion. In the 1970s he formed the fusion band Return to Forever. With Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Keith Jarrett, he has been described as one of the major jazz piano voices to emerge in the post-John Coltrane era.

John Patitucci jazz bassist

John Patitucci is an American jazz bassist and composer.

Dave Weckl American musician

Dave Weckl is an American jazz fusion drummer and leader of the Dave Weckl Band. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2000.

Contents

Reception

Allmusic awarded the album with 1.5 stars and its review by Daniel Gioffre states: "After recording a string of fusion records in the late '80s with his Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea returned to acoustic jazz with this trio date. Enlisting Elektric Band sidemen John Patitucci and Dave Weckl, Corea swings through ten tracks with noticeably mixed results. The leader is as romantic as ever, playing with bravado even on ballads, flawlessly executing complicated ideas, reveling in drama and melodrama." [1]

Chick Corea Elektric Band band

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.

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Bessie's Blues" John Coltrane 4:57
2."My One and Only Love" George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Robert Mellin, Guy Wood 4:47
3."So in Love" Cole Porter 6:55
4."Sophisticated Lady" Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish 5:07
5."Autumn Leaves" Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert 5:07
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Someday My Prince Will Come" Frank Churchill, Larry Morey 6:14
2."Morning Sprite" Chick Corea 6:33
3."T.B.C. (Terminal Baggage Claim)"Corea5:15
4."Circles"Corea6:33
5."Spain"Corea5:52

Personnel

Musicians

Production

Dave Grusin American composer

Robert David Grusin is an American composer, arranger, producer, and pianist. He has composed many scores for feature films and television, and has won numerous awards for his soundtrack and record work, including an Academy Award and ten Grammy Awards. He has had a prolific recording career as an artist, arranger, producer and executive producer. He is the co-founder of GRP Records.

Larry Rosen was an American entrepreneur, producer, musician, and recording engineer.

Charts

YearChartPosition
1989Billboard Top Jazz Albums1 [3]

Awards

Grammy Awards [4]

YearWinnerCategory
1989 Chick Corea Akoustic Band Best Jazz Instrumental Album

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References

  1. 1 2 Gioffre, Daniel. Akoustic Band Chick Corea Akoustic Band at AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  2. 1 2 Chick Corea Akoustic Band (Vinyl album cover). Chick Corea Akoustic Band. United Kingdom: GRP. 1994. GRP-9582.
  3. "Akoustic Band – Chick Corea's Akoustic Band | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  4. "32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved November 12, 2017.