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Akoustic Band

Chick CoreaAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Born Armando Anthony Corea in Chelsea, Massachusetts on June 12, 1941, he began studying piano at age four. Early on in his development, Horace Silver and Bud Powell were important influences while the music of Beethoven and Mozart inspired his compositional instincts. Chick’s first major professional gig was with Cab Calloway, which came before early stints in Latin bands led by Mongo ... Read more in Amazon's Chick Corea Store

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Grp Records
  • ASIN: B0000001QE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,819 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RHYTHMIC TIGHTNESS MAKES FOR A BLISTERING ALBUM May 24, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The best thing about this album and the thing that makes it stand out from just about every other trio is the rhythmic tightness and energy.
I think too often jazz players use excuses like "its supposed to be relaxed and free" for why they cannot all be perfectly working together as a unit, and why every player is slightly detached from the others rhythmically.
However, Chick, John Patitucci and Dave Weckl have no time for lax rhythm but maintain a sharp focused sound that is literally overflowing with life and bounce.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing February 4, 2005
By Anon
Format:Audio CD
Chick Corea's best music is decidedly his acoustic setups, and the Akoustic Band, in my opinion, is the best out of those.

I don't think anyone denies that Corea is probably the most technically accomplished jazz pianist alive today. His unique harmonic language is instantly recognizable and he can play with a speed and energy unmatched among pianists.

This CD is half his take on jazz standards, and half originals. A must-buy for jazz fans and neophytes alike.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding August 26, 2005
By Joel
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD immediately when it was released in 1989. I cannot count how many times this has been played. Last night I opened the jewel case and found the CD had somehow been snapped in half. This morning I'm on amazon looking for a replacement. That alone should tell you how good this CD really is.

The jazz/fusion aficionado would be hard pressed to find three more accomplished musicians than Chick Corea, John Pattatuci and Dave Weckl. The performances are legendary, and the feel is very Electrik band meets acoustic instruments. This is not a straight forward jazz trio ala oscar peterson or something of that nature. This is jazz that pushes the envelope using classic instruments.

It doesn't surprise me one bit that this CD is still in print, it's simply a class. I personally prefer it to "Alive" so if you were looking to pick one, I'd go with this one.

Joel
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag.... July 19, 2002
Format:Audio CD
There's a lot of really masterful playing on this album; the problem is that it doesn't alway come together. At times it's more like three solists following a chart but not really listening to each other.
Taken individually, the playing is first rate. Corea is playing better than he ever has. His take on tunes like "Sophisticated Lady" combines his unique style with classic tunes in a very appealing way.
Pattitucci is a tremendously skilled bass player, and his facility on the fingerboard is impressive. The problem is that he's not supporting Corea so much as he is competing with him. The same goes for Weckl, who keeps a rock solid beat and shows off an impressive collection of chops. But here, too, you just don't hear any interplay between soloist and sideman.
I suspect this album will have its greatest appeal to those who are more familiar with Corea's electric ensemble playing, as that's what it sounds most like. And that's not a bad thing, as it may help to introduce the electric fans to a new style. But those looking for traditional jazz trio playing would find more satisfaction in Corea's "Past, Present and Future" album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting, Sophisticated Jazz Masterpiece December 20, 2002
Format:Audio CD
In this album, Chick Corea returns to his early acoustic jazz style which he used in his early albums like Now He Sings, Now He Sobs.
This album is not easy listening at all, I only started liking it after I listened to each of the songs a few times. Now this is one of my favorite albums, and it has the best rendition of Spain I've ever heard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great jazz piano March 14, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
if you are a fan of jazz you probobly enjoy the process of exploring the infinite variety of jazz textures that will entertain your love of this huge universe of music. lucky for us, we have such a masterful tour guide as chick corea to lead us into these treasure troves of sonic bliss. his work here with the akoustic band, john patitucci on bass, and dave weckl, on drums is a pure joy to experience. no matter the occasion , share this splendid music with a loved one or/and a friend ,, you will be well rewarded by their appreciation as it is spectacular . or just as enjoyable , put it on when you can kick back on the couch with the lights low, and slip into a jazz nirvana !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performance and recording March 8, 2007
By T. Kain
Format:Audio CD
The Akoustic Band, in my opinion, is a truly unappreciated piano trio in terms of Jazz History. The energy level of the three performers is worn on their sleeves, similar to the Oscar Peterson trio and Makoto Ozone of today. Chick Corea's style has been historically proven, and Pattituci's phrasing and solos are as exciting as Weckl's complex and impressive rhythmic ideas.

A great buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Akoustic never sounded so good April 25, 2014
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Clear sound, excellent recording, awesome mixing, great medodies, tightness, balance and a group having fun together as a unity.
Three world class musicians playing one music better than the other.
There are no fillers in the whole 10 piece set. This is the type of album that you can just hear from start to finish without skipping any of the tracks.
All instruments have such clarity, all sounds reverberate around the room, filling it with such good sounds, that I could not help but stop by to recommend it.
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Published 28 days ago by d.r.
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Published 1 month ago by Jess
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!!!
EXCELLENT!!! The product totally met my expectations. The way the music is performed,the musicians and the compositions are outstanding. Really good.
Published 6 months ago by amafan
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD
I love this acoustic band they play so well together and the quality sound of this CD is excellent. Can't beat it.
Published 9 months ago by mmp1953
1.0 out of 5 stars The electronic keyboards sound killed the joy of what I thought would...
Simple as that. "Akoustic Band" after 40 days and 40 nights in the electro-jazz-fusion wilderness was like a mirage of a water in Death Valley. Read more
Published 17 months ago by C. Rex
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Published 19 months ago by Seamus
4.0 out of 5 stars Crisp class
Corea offers adept counterpoint for plugging out with this super spun session of tightly knit trio work.
Published on November 15, 2009 by IRate
5.0 out of 5 stars everyone should get a case of Terminal Baggage Claim
I've owned this for years and just got back to it after a long hiatus. If you are a fan of this type of sweet music, you should own this too.
Published on February 22, 2008 by jazz drummer
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