Chick Corea is one of the most significant jazzmen of recent times. He first came to notice as a keyboard player for Miles Davis in the late sixties and early seventies before founding his own jazz-fusion band Return To Forever with Stanley Clarke, which started the career of Al Di Meola. In more recent times he has been operating as either the Chick Corea Akoustic Band or, as in this case, the Chick Corea Elektric Band.
The band line-up features Corea on keyboards, John Patitucci on bass, Frank Gambale on guitar, Dave Weckl on drums and Eddie Marienthal on sax.
Chick Corea has played Montreux on many occasions both in his own right and as a sideman for other performers. This two and a half hour concert from 2004 was part of the tour for the most recent Elektric Band album To The Stars and the first part of the concert is made up of a number of tracks from that album. After the interlude, the band come back to offer a selection of classic tracks including Eternal Child, Spain and Blue Miles.
Tracklisting: Part 1: To The Stars 1) Port View 1 2) Check Blast 3) Mistress Luck – A Portrait 4) Mistress Luck – The Party 5) Port View 2 6) Johnny’s Landing 7) Port View 3 8) Alan Corday 9) Port View 4 10) The Long Passage 11) Port View 5 Part 2: 12) CTA 13) Eternal Child 14) Got A Match 15) Spain 16) Blue Miles