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Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci & Dave Weckl

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In 1989, pianist Chick Corea released the first album of his Akoustic Band with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl. In fact, this was an unplugged version of his well-named Elektric Band. Twenty years after their last concerts with this line-up, the three men reactivated their stunning partnership on stage once again for a tour which gave rise to this live recording at the SPC Music Hall in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018. This is the first release since the pianist's death on 9 February 2021, and the album is a pure marvel. It's worth paying attention to the three men's stunning virtuosity and savouring their exchanges. The communication between them is almost telepathic, as on the opener, Morning Sprite. And over 135 minutes of melodic mind-melding, they do not let up once. Spontaneity is at the heart of this music. As Corea puts it, "I grew up in a tradition of play-now-first-takes. The idea of playing a piece over and over until it’s ‘just right’ was never part of my makeup. I always experienced the first take as the magic one. It may have a few missed notes, but it always had that tingle that makes performance exciting…" And his reworkings of standards from the old Akoustic Band repertoire are just as exciting. For the first few minutes of Ellington's In a Sentimental Mood in which he plays solo before the rhythm section comes in, Chick Corea confirms—in case anyone doubted it—that he was one of the greatest pianists of his generation... © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Morning Sprite (Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:09:22

Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHICK COREA, Composer, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

2
Japanese Waltz (Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:07:30

Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHICK COREA, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

3
That Old Feeling (Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:07:13

Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lew Brown, ComposerLyricist - Sammy Fain, ComposerLyricist - CHICK COREA, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

4
In A Sentimental Mood (Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:09:26

Duke Ellington, Composer - Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Irving Mills, ComposerLyricist - Manny Kurtz, ComposerLyricist - CHICK COREA, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

5
Rhumba Flamenco (Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:14:22

Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHICK COREA, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

6
Summer Night (Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:12:43

Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - AL DUBIN, ComposerLyricist - Harry Warren, ComposerLyricist - CHICK COREA, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

7
Humpty Dumpty (Set 1 / Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:07:30

Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHICK COREA, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

8
On Green Dolphin Street (Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:09:20

Ned Washington, ComposerLyricist - Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHICK COREA, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Bronislaw Kaper, ComposerLyricist - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

9
Eternal Child (Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:11:44

Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHICK COREA, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

10
You And The Night And The Music (Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:14:23

Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHICK COREA, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

11
Monk's Mood (Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:08:31

Thelonious Monk, ComposerLyricist - Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHICK COREA, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

12
Humpty Dumpty (Set 2 / Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:12:08

Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHICK COREA, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

13
You’re Everything (Live At SPC Music Hall / 2018)
00:10:25

Dave Weckl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHICK COREA, Composer, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - John Patitucci, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Bernie Kirsh, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Neville Potter, Author - Chick Corea Akoustic Band, MainArtist - Gayle Moran Corea, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2018 Stretch Records, Inc.

Album Description

In 1989, pianist Chick Corea released the first album of his Akoustic Band with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl. In fact, this was an unplugged version of his well-named Elektric Band. Twenty years after their last concerts with this line-up, the three men reactivated their stunning partnership on stage once again for a tour which gave rise to this live recording at the SPC Music Hall in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018. This is the first release since the pianist's death on 9 February 2021, and the album is a pure marvel. It's worth paying attention to the three men's stunning virtuosity and savouring their exchanges. The communication between them is almost telepathic, as on the opener, Morning Sprite. And over 135 minutes of melodic mind-melding, they do not let up once. Spontaneity is at the heart of this music. As Corea puts it, "I grew up in a tradition of play-now-first-takes. The idea of playing a piece over and over until it’s ‘just right’ was never part of my makeup. I always experienced the first take as the magic one. It may have a few missed notes, but it always had that tingle that makes performance exciting…" And his reworkings of standards from the old Akoustic Band repertoire are just as exciting. For the first few minutes of Ellington's In a Sentimental Mood in which he plays solo before the rhythm section comes in, Chick Corea confirms—in case anyone doubted it—that he was one of the greatest pianists of his generation... © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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