The Chick Corea Elektric Band (album)

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The Chick Corea Elektric Band
Studio album by Chick Corea
Released 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre Jazz, Jazz-fusion
Length 57:38
Label GRP Records
Producer Chick Corea
Chick Corea chronology
Septet
(1985)
The Chick Corea Elektric Band
(1986)
Light Years
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Chick Corea Elektric Band is an album by jazz fusion keyboard player Chick Corea, released in 1986. It is the eponymous debut album of the Chick Corea Elektric Band, which at that time also featured drummer Dave Weckl, bass player John Patitucci and guitarists Scott Henderson and Carlos Rios.[2]

This album can be described as "jazz-rock", though it is much closer to traditional jazz than the jazz-rock albums of the 1970s. The keyboard sounds on the album are typical for the mid-1980s. The drums played by Dave Weckl dominate the album's sound, with the guitar duties split between Scott Henderson and Carlos Rios.

The album features a heavy use of FM synthesis, MIDI and drum programming, expanding on Corea's previous work in later lineups of Return to Forever (band) and reflecting the technology of the time when it was conceived and recorded.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Chick Corea except where noted otherwise.

  1. "City Gate" – 0:54
  2. "Rumble" – 4:04
  3. "Side Walk" (Chick Corea/Dave Weckl/John Patitucci) – 3:48
  4. "Cool Weasel Boogie" – 6:43
  5. "Got a Match?" – 5:38
  6. "Elektric City" – 4:07
  7. "No Zone" – 5:29
  8. "King Cockroach" – 6:56
  9. "India Town" – 5:06
  10. "All Love" – 5:45
  11. "Silver Temple" – 8:32

(Tracks #1, #10 & #11 were not included in the original issue of the album)

Personnel[edit]

  • Chick Corea - synthesizer programming; Yamaha KX-88 MIDI keyboard/Yamaha TX816 rack-mount synthesizer units on 'City Gate', 'Rumble', 'Side Walk', 'Elektric City', 'No Zone', 'King Cockroach', 'India Town' & 'Silver Temple'; Fender Rhodes electric piano MIDI-ed to Yamaha TX816 rack-mount synthesizer units on 'City Gate', 'Cool Weasel Boogie', 'Elektric City', 'No Zone', 'King Cockroach', 'All Love' & 'Silver Temple'; Synclavier on 'Rumble', 'Side Walk', 'Cool Weasel Boogie' & 'No Zone', Fairlight CMI on 'Rumble', 'Side Walk' & 'No Zone'; Yamaha KX-5 keytar synthesizer controller/Yamaha TX816 rack-mount synthesizer units on 'Got a Match?'; Mini Moog synthesizer on 'Elektric City'; Yamaha GS-1 synthesizer on 'No Zone'; Yamaha DX-7 synthesizer/Yamaha TX816 rack-mount synthesizer unitson 'King Cockroach' & 'India Town'; Linn 9000 drum sequencer on 'Rumble', 'Side Walk', 'Cool Weasel Boogie', 'Elektric City' & 'No Zone'; gong on 'King Cockroach' & 'India Town'
  • John Patitucci - Smith/Jackson six-string bass guitar on 'City Gate', 'Got a Match?', 'King Cockroach', 'India Town' & 'Silver Temple', Fender Jazz four-string bass guitar on 'Elektric City' & 'King Cockroach', Pollman acoustic/double bass on 'Cool Weasel Boogie', 'No Zone' & 'All Love'
  • Dave Weckl - drums; Simmons electronic drums on 'City Gate', 'Rumble', 'Side Walk', 'Elektric City', 'No Zone' & 'India Town'; LinnDrum drum machine on 'City Gate', 'Side Walk', 'No Zone', 'King Cockroach', 'India Town' & 'Silver Temple'; percussion on 'Rumble'
  • Scott Henderson - electric guitar on 'City Gate', 'King Cockroach' & 'Silver Temple'
  • Carlos Rios - electric guitar on 'Side Walk', 'Cool Weasel Boogie' & 'Elektric City'

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1986 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 6[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "The Elektric Band - Chick Corea's Elektric Band | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  2. ^ The Elektric Band, Chick Corea's Elektric Band, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ "The Elektric Band - Chick Corea's Elektric Band | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.