Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by lola's dream and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
The Chick Corea Elektric ... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All Discs are inspected and guaranteed. All dispatched with 1 - 3 working days from the UK
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Chick Corea Elektric Band
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Chick Corea Elektric Band

23 customer reviews

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, April 27, 1987
"Please retry"
$16.99
$5.81 $1.98
Audio, Cassette
"Please retry"
$4.50
$16.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 3 left in stock. Sold by lola's dream and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Chick Corea Elektric Band + Inside Out
Price for both: $28.97

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews



Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 27, 1987)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: GRP
  • ASIN: B0000001PW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,950 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By D. Rausch on October 8, 2003
Format: Audio CD
It's not jazz, it's not rock - it's fusion folks! Somehow this genre came and went and only held onto a "cult" following, which never made any sense to me. This proves the beginning of the breakdown of art when assimilated with the American mainstream. Instead of pointing fingers, why don't we praise this album!
This album succeeds on many different levels. First off, it's music only Chick can make. He's got his own style and feel (and that brain!!!) and way of composing. Innovation and originality take him way above the rest. Then there's his playing. It's highly skilled and busy, but it all stays within the paramters of his intentions. Music on all levels - melody, harmony, dynamics, timbre, etc. - make this project very unique. Again, it's not jazz, but it's an indescribable blend of styles that only someone like Chick can make. It's the best thing this side of progrock.
The only thing that may turn listeners away (not me though!) is the use of timbre. The "1986-ness" is inescapable, meaning that fusion here did exactly what it was supposed to - put a jazz brain into rock production and feel. Which to me is one of the best combinations there is. But for this album, be advised, the rock production is alive and well here - ok, it's oozing all over. The synth sounds are very 80's - if very Chick. Some of the snare sounds have a big gated verb, and the guitars are distinctive of the period as well. If you flat-out hate 80's rock, this album may be questionable for you.
My own personal complaint (though not all that huge) is the ironic lack of structure in an overly structured effort. Each of the 99 trillion notes here are often placed in a well planned out fashion, but some songs as a whole do have the "jazz syndrome", i.e.
Read more ›
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "paul_b21" on July 24, 2000
Format: Audio CD
If you have not heard Chick Corea's Elektric Band ..... where the hell have you been ? You are in for a real surprise. The first of the Bands' albums may well be the best one, and I've never heard anything like it since. I've been lucky enough to see them play live a few times, and I have never seen a band play as tight, and with as much attention to aural quality and detail as this lot. Live, sounds just like the album. Amazing. Light Years is a nice alternative, if you like a slightly less frenetic sound, and more 'space' in the production. BUY BUY BUY. If anyone knows of any other music remotely like this ........ let me know please (paul_b21@btinternet.com). PS I have own a signed copy by Chick! Yeeessss.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert Graden on August 11, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've only listened to this disc once since receiving it. My first Elektric Band CD I bought in 1988: _Eye of the Beholder_. By then Chick had a more or less permanent lineup until after _Beneath the Mask_. I think the addition of Frank Gambale after the CD in question made a huge difference for the better in the band's career. In my opinion, the best disc by this version of the Elektric Band is _Inside Out_, released I believe in 1990. The tightness of the band at that point is what is suggested by the pinball game on the cover: machine-like, which to some will be offensive, but to others will be something superhuman and awesome. I'm a bass player, and it's nice to hear where Patitucci got his start; but if you want to hear him realizing his own vision, I suggest especially his first two solo albums (_Patitucci_ and _On the Corner_). His experiments with world music also merit attention. The first two Patitucci albums happened before he moved from the Smith-Jackson Contrabass to the Yamaha stuff. If nothing else, the first Elektric Band album is a good place to hear a bit of that Ken Smith bass - though I was disappointed that some tracks seemed to lack bass guitar entirely. On the whole, a lot of tight bebop riffs and stuff, but I'd move on to _Eye of the Beholder_ and _Inside Out_ if I were you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Arhippa Kaurapuuro on August 24, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This was my first "jazz" album. I had seen the parody of Chick Corea (or Trick Corea as they called him) in Finnish TV-show and I decided to try this. The sounds and playing on this album are superb.
Corea is the best fusion composer and his bandmates Weckl and Patitucci are sometimes even claimed to be the very best musicians on their instruments. I also love Carlos Rios' sound and I think that it is pity that Gambale replaced him later. Rios adds some elements to his fast jazz-scale playing that sound like claptonisque blues licks for me.
Synthsounds of mid 80s are very funny. I have searched other fusion album like this but in vain.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andre S. Grindle TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 24, 2012
Format: Audio CD
By the time the mid 80's came along,it seemed Chick Corea's music career was at something of a stand still. Any chances of revisiting Return To Forever in any way was not a possibility. And so far the 80's had found Corea either absent from music and releasing only the occasional acoustic set here and again. In 1986 he re-emerged seemingly out of nowhere with the Elektric Band. This group consisted of Corea,bassist John Patitucci,drummer David Weckl and guitarists Scott Henderson and Carlos Rios. At this point in time,daring and explosive fusion music was giving way to something more poppier and melodic. It would one day be known as smooth jazz. And in many ways GRP was a major center in the development of that particular music. Chick Corea had something else in mind. In a similar manner to Herbie Hancock,he'd really become interested in the electric jazz medium even if he first encountered the music as reluctantly as Keith Jarrett had. But if he didn't have anything to say he would play some type of acoustic jazz just to keep up his playing ability. After a searching time,it finally seemed that he found what he was looking for in the way of a new electric jazz sound.

Even though instrumentation and production had changed,Chick's style hadn't. Even though the music sounds different,the compositional style isn't far removed from RTF in it's heyday. You hear that especially on numbers like "Rumble","Side Walk" and "King Cockroach". There's a mixture of contemporary electronic drums and digital synthesizer programming playing challenging and very improvised fusion with strong,clever melodies and often quick tempos. On "Cool Weasel Boogie","No Zone" and "All Love" there's a slower pace to it all,allowing the melody to really build up.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category