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Chick Corea Elektric Band|The Future Is Now (Live)

The Future Is Now (Live)

Chick Corea Elektric Band & Chick Corea feat. John Patitucci, Frank Gambale, Eric Marienthal & Dave Weckl

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Founded in 1986, The Chick Corea Elektric Band has long held a high standard, with Eric Marienthal on saxophones, Frank Gambale on guitar, John Patitucci on electric bass, and Dave Weckl on drums. It’s the ensemble with whom brilliant keyboardist, Chick Corea, (pioneer of the genre since the creation of the band Return to Forever in 1972) has been able to experiment with writing jazz fusion the most – both in its grooves, and its sonic textures. After changing the group’s makeup several times and reforming the initial group around the 2000s (see To the Stars released in 2004), Corea led this all-star lineup for his last major “electric” tours, between 2016 and 2018 (before his death in February 2021 from cancer). This album The Future Is Now gives us the opportunity to hear unreleased excerpts from his final tour.


Featuring long and epic performances of some of Corea’s biggest hits, while leaving plenty of room for individual improvisation, the Chick Corea Elektric Band appears here at its best and most seductive. Their organic cohesion, resulting from their collective arrangements that are as sophisticated as they are effective, is balanced with luxurious instrumental virtuosity constantly going beyond the framework of the original songs. The group offers two long hours of consistently lyrical and accessible music, released here for the first time ever. © Stéphane Ollivier/Qobuz

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1
Charged Particles (Live)
00:07:48

Dave Weckl, Producer, FeaturedArtist - CHICK COREA, Producer, MainArtist - John Patitucci, FeaturedArtist - Chick Corea Elektric Band, MainArtist - Eric Marienthal, FeaturedArtist - Frank Gambale, FeaturedArtist - Universal Music, MusicPublisher - Chick Corea BMI, Composer

2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC 2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC

2
Trance Dance (Live)
00:15:41

Dave Weckl, Producer, FeaturedArtist - CHICK COREA, Producer, MainArtist - John Patitucci, FeaturedArtist - Chick Corea Elektric Band, MainArtist - Eric Marienthal, FeaturedArtist - Frank Gambale, FeaturedArtist - Universal Music, MusicPublisher - Chick Corea BMI, Composer

2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC 2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC

3
CTA (Live)
00:16:02

James Heath, Composer - Dave Weckl, Producer, FeaturedArtist - CHICK COREA, Producer, MainArtist - John Patitucci, FeaturedArtist - Chick Corea Elektric Band, MainArtist - Eric Marienthal, FeaturedArtist - Frank Gambale, FeaturedArtist

2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC 2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC

4
Jocelyn - The Commander (Live)
00:07:59

Dave Weckl, Producer, FeaturedArtist - CHICK COREA, Producer, MainArtist - John Patitucci, FeaturedArtist - Chick Corea Elektric Band, MainArtist - Eric Marienthal, FeaturedArtist - Frank Gambale, FeaturedArtist - Universal Music, MusicPublisher - Chick Corea BMI, Composer

2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC 2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC

5
Beneath The Mask (Live)
00:06:15

Dave Weckl, Producer, FeaturedArtist - CHICK COREA, Producer, MainArtist - John Patitucci, FeaturedArtist - Chick Corea Elektric Band, MainArtist - Eric Marienthal, FeaturedArtist - Frank Gambale, FeaturedArtist - Universal Music, MusicPublisher - Chick Corea BMI, Composer - Dave Weckl ASCAP, Composer - John Patitucci ASCAP, Composer

2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC 2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC

6
Ished (Live)
00:11:34

Dave Weckl, Producer, FeaturedArtist - CHICK COREA, Producer, MainArtist - John Patitucci, FeaturedArtist - Chick Corea Elektric Band, MainArtist - Eric Marienthal, FeaturedArtist - Frank Gambale, FeaturedArtist - Universal Music, MusicPublisher - Jimmy Earl, Composer - Chick Corea BMI, Composer

2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC 2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC

7
Alan Corday (Live)
00:16:06

Dave Weckl, Producer, FeaturedArtist - CHICK COREA, Producer, MainArtist - John Patitucci, FeaturedArtist - Chick Corea Elektric Band, MainArtist - Eric Marienthal, FeaturedArtist - Frank Gambale, FeaturedArtist - Universal Music, MusicPublisher - Chick Corea BMI, Composer

2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC 2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC

8
Johnny's Landing (Live)
00:18:37

Dave Weckl, Producer, FeaturedArtist - CHICK COREA, Producer, MainArtist - John Patitucci, FeaturedArtist - Chick Corea Elektric Band, MainArtist - Eric Marienthal, FeaturedArtist - Frank Gambale, FeaturedArtist - Universal Music, MusicPublisher - Chick Corea BMI, Composer

2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC 2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC

9
Got A Match (Live)
00:18:47

Dave Weckl, Producer, FeaturedArtist - CHICK COREA, Producer, MainArtist - John Patitucci, FeaturedArtist - Chick Corea Elektric Band, MainArtist - Eric Marienthal, FeaturedArtist - Frank Gambale, FeaturedArtist - Universal Music, MusicPublisher - Chick Corea BMI, Composer

2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC 2023 Chick Corea Productions, Inc. Under Exclusive License to Candid Records, LLC

Album review

Founded in 1986, The Chick Corea Elektric Band has long held a high standard, with Eric Marienthal on saxophones, Frank Gambale on guitar, John Patitucci on electric bass, and Dave Weckl on drums. It’s the ensemble with whom brilliant keyboardist, Chick Corea, (pioneer of the genre since the creation of the band Return to Forever in 1972) has been able to experiment with writing jazz fusion the most – both in its grooves, and its sonic textures. After changing the group’s makeup several times and reforming the initial group around the 2000s (see To the Stars released in 2004), Corea led this all-star lineup for his last major “electric” tours, between 2016 and 2018 (before his death in February 2021 from cancer). This album The Future Is Now gives us the opportunity to hear unreleased excerpts from his final tour.


Featuring long and epic performances of some of Corea’s biggest hits, while leaving plenty of room for individual improvisation, the Chick Corea Elektric Band appears here at its best and most seductive. Their organic cohesion, resulting from their collective arrangements that are as sophisticated as they are effective, is balanced with luxurious instrumental virtuosity constantly going beyond the framework of the original songs. The group offers two long hours of consistently lyrical and accessible music, released here for the first time ever. © Stéphane Ollivier/Qobuz

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