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|Studio||Clinton Recording Studios, NYC|
|Chick Corea Akoustic Band chronology|
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.
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 is an American jazz bassist and composer.
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.
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."
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.
|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|
|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)"||Corea||5:15|
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.
|1989||Billboard Top Jazz Albums||1|
|1989||Chick Corea Akoustic Band||Best Jazz Instrumental Album|
GRP Records is a jazz record label founded by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in 1978. GRP was known for its all-digital recordings and jazz-pop sound.
Frank Gambale is an Australian jazz fusion guitarist. He has released twenty albums over a period of three decades, and is known for his use of the sweep picking and economy picking techniques.
Eye of the Beholder is a 1988 album by the Chick Corea Elektric Band. It features Chick Corea with guitarist Frank Gambale, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, drummer Dave Weckl and bassist John Patitucci.
Light Years is an album by the Chick Corea Elektric Band. It features Chick Corea with guitarist Frank Gambale, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Dave Weckl. The album received the 1988 Grammy Award for the Best R&B Instrumental Performance.
Chick Corea is an American pianist and composer whose discography consists of 81 studio albums, 17 live albums and 8 compilation albums.
Rendezvous in New York is an album by American pianist Chick Corea, released on April 22, 2003, on Corea's own Stretch Records, as a two-CD set. The recording took place at the Blue Note club in New York City over the course of three weeks that marked the 60th anniversary of Corea, with nine different groups, comprising artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Gary Burton, and Michael Brecker. The song Matrix was awarded a Grammy Award for "Best Jazz Instrumental Solo" in 2003.
The GRP All-Star Big Band was a contemporary big band assembled in the late 1980s by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen, the founders of GRP Records. The band played new arrangements of popular jazz pieces from the 1950s and 1960s.
To the Stars is an album by American jazz fusion group the Chick Corea Elektric Band, released on August 24, 2004 by Stretch Records. Jazz musician Chick Corea, a longtime member of the Church of Scientology, was inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's science fiction 1954 novel To the Stars. Hubbard's book tells the story of an interstellar crew which experiences the effects of time dilation due to traveling at near light speed. A few days experienced by the ship's crew could amount to hundreds of years for their friends and family back on Earth.
John Patitucci is the debut solo album of jazz bassist John Patitucci. The album reached No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Top Jazz Albums in 1987.
James Christopher "Jimmy" Earl is an American jazz bass guitarist who is a member of the Jimmy Kimmel Live! band.
The Chick Corea Elektric Band is an album by jazz and fusion keyboard player Chick Corea, released in 1986. It is the eponymous debut album of the Chick Corea Elektric Band, which at that time also featured drummer Dave Weckl, bass player John Patitucci and guitarists Scott Henderson and Carlos Rios.
Inside Out is an album by the Chick Corea Elektric Band, released in 1990 through the record label GRP. The album peaked at number six on Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.
Beneath the Mask is an album by Chick Corea Elektric Band, released in 1991 through the record label GRP. The album peaked at number two on Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.
Alive is an album by Chick Corea, released in 1991 through the record label GRP. The album peaked at number three on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart.
Summer Night: Live is a live jazz album by the Chick Corea Akoustic Band trio, featuring Chick Corea, John Patitucci and Dave Weckl. Recorded during a concert in Belgrade in 1987, it was released with Jazz Door, the former recorded and live jazz record label.
All Blues is an album by the GRP All-Star Big Band that won the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance in 1996.