The first Chick Corea album to be released following the iconic keyboardist’s death earlier this year is a 2018 live recording of the Chick Corea Akoustic Band.
Chick Corea Akoustic Band LIVE is a two-CD, triple-LP set that was recorded Jan. 13, 2018, at SPC Music Hall in St. Petersburg, Fla. Corea had been working to release the concert recording before he died of a rare form of cancer in February.
The album marks the long-anticipated reunion of his beloved acoustic trio with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl, reunited for the first time in more than two decades.
The live recording is not only a welcome addition to Corea’s prodigious discography, but also an opportunity for fans to bid farewell to the beloved pianist with a reminder of his playful and energetic musical prowess. The trio’s playing reflects more than 30 years of collaboration between Corea’s Akoustic and Elektric Bands and presents more than two hours of inspired playing and spirited camaraderie.