Sunday, August 30, 2009

VIDEO: Chick Corea Electric Band II - Live at Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland, April 06-09, 1994 [DVD]

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. The first Elektric Band album can be described as "jazz-rock", though it is much closer to traditional jazz than the jazz-rock albums of 1970s. The keyboard sounds on the album are typical for the mid-1980s. Weckl's electronic drums dominate the album's sound, with the guitar duties split between Scott Henderson and Carlos Rios. The second album, Light Years (1987) is more funk-oriented than its predecessor. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal joins the band and Frank Gambale replaces Henderson and Rios (who plays still on some tracks) to form what is considered the band's definitive lineup. The third album, Eye of the Beholder, relies on softer sounds. Here Corea relies on acoustic piano, with synthesizers largely in the background. Gambale also plays acoustic guitar on some tracks, lending a Flamenco-influenced sound to pieces like "Eternal Child." The Elektric Band's fourth album, Inside Out (1991), features some compositions that fall in the post-bop rather than the fusion category. The four-part piece "Tale of Daring", which closes the album, relies on unconventional melodies and relatively free improvisation. But two other compositions, the title track and "Kicker," are more traditional fusion pieces. Corea still uses mostly acoustic piano, but Gambale plays electric guitar throughout. The last album featuring the band's traditional lineup was Beneath the Mask (1991), a return to the electric jazz-funk of the second album. For the next album, Elektric Band II: Paint the World (1993), only Corea and Marienthal returned from the original lineup. Gary Novak became a new drummer, Jimmy Earl took the bass (he does not play any solos on the album) and Mike Miller played guitar. The album's style can be described as modern jazz, crossing between post-bop and fusion. The original members reunited in 2004 for To the Stars (2004), which is stylistically close to the avant-garde and post-bop on Inside Out. After the final studio album the band has toured also with Victor Wooten who has replaced Patitucci. (from wikipedia)

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Another very hot jazz-fusion show, don't miss this !!!

Audio: A- Pic: B+

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Chick Corea (keys)
Mike Miller (guitar)
Eric Marienthal (sax)
Jimmy Earl (bass)
Gary Novak (drums)

Setlist: please help!

TT: 00:44:56



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Dr. Fusion said...

Download links:

Part 01
Part 02
Part 03
Part 04
Part 05
Part 06
Part 07
Part 08
Part 09
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Part 17
Part 18
Part 19
Part 20

Richard.drummer said...

Wow, I was looking this one for long time ago.
Thanks Fred.

Fabian said...

Awesome release!! thanks!

Kenwood said...

Thank you, Dr. Fusion, for everything! I've gotten several recordings fro your site and they're really fantastic. You're the best!!!

Timppa said...

Many many thanks!

Superb performance, even if the sound/video quality isn't the very best. Can't complain though, Mr. Novak provides a proper punch in the face. Great show!

I believe the setlist is:

1) Tumba Island
2) Final Frontier



Artezis said...

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apa said...

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