Chick Corea Elektric Band Tickets
The winner of multiple Grammy Awards and Latin Grammy Awards, Chick Corea Elektric Band will soon perform live near you. If you love jazz fusion, especially jazz rock then these Chick Corea Elektric Band tickets are for you. The band’s last album To the Stars came out in 2004 and they haven’t released an album since. They, however, continue to tour all over the world, meeting and greeting their fans. As part of their upcoming tour, Chick Corea Elektric Band will soon perform live near you, so do not wait and get your tickets today. Chick Corea and his band are famous for performing before packed audience and their upcoming concert in your town will be no different.
Did you know that Chick Corea is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys? With 63 Grammy nominations, Chick Corea has become a living legend and it is easy to see why when you listen to his music.
Chick Corea Elektric Band: Formation
The band was formed in 1986 by famous pianist Chick Corea. However, before 1986, the pianist was with another jazz fusion band called Return to Forever. Corea was the founder of this band as well. Return to Forever was at the forefront of the jazz fusion movement of the 1970s.
Chick Corea Elektric Band today consists of Eric Marienthal, Dave Weckle, Frank Gambale, and John Patitucci, in addition to Chick Corea. The band has released 7 studio albums, all of which have charted on various music charts all over the world.
Arriving on the scene
Chick Corea Elektric Band’s debut album was released in 1986. Titled The Chick Corea Elektric Band, it charted at No.6 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart. It also received favorable reviews from music critics, with AllMusic giving it 3 out of 5 stars. The album was classified as “jazz-rock,” though some said that it was more of traditional jazz than jazz-rock. In addition to Corea, some of the other musicians that featured on this album were guitarists Carlos Rios and Scott Henderson, bass player John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl. The drums were played by Weckl and they dominated the album’s sound. The album also featured a heavy use of drum programming, MIDI and FM synthesis.
Making their mark
In 1987, the band released its second album, Light Years. It was more funk than jazz. This album did even better than their last record and charted at No.6 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and got 4 out of 5 stars from AllMusic. The album was such a big hit that it was nominated for a Grammy Award for the “Best R&B Instrumental Performance (orchestra, group or soloist),” an award it later won.
Eye of the Beholder was the title of the band’s third album that was released in 1988. It charted at No.7 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and got 4.5 stars out of 5 from AllMusic. This album had softer sounds, a marked change from the band’s earlier albums.
The band’s fourth album, Inside Out was released in 1990. The album charted at No.6 spot on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and also got 4 stars out of 5 from AllMusic. A unique feature of this album was that it had a few compositions that were more post-bop than fusion.
In 1991, the band released Beneath the Mask. The album charted at No.2 spot on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and also got 3 stars out of 5 from AllMusic. This album was more like the band’s second album as fans saw Chick Corea Elektric Band going back to its electric jazz-funk roots.
In 1993, Elektric Band II: Paint the World was released. This album, too, was commercially successful and critically acclaimed. Music critics saw it as modern jazz, crossing between post-bop and fusion.
To the Stars, Chick Corea Elektric Band’s latest album was released in 2004. The most interesting thing about this album was that the band’s original lineup reunited to record it. Stylistically it was seen closer to Inside Out. The album was titled after Church of Scientology’s founder L. Ron Hubbard’s novel To the Stars. Chick Corea is a longtime member of the Church and was therefore inspired by the novel. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award and also won approval of music critics. Writing for the Financial Times, Mike Hobart noted that the album was “a fine programme of jazz-fusion”.
If you want to attend a fine program of jazz-fusion, then get these Chick Corea Elektric Band tickets now.