Compiled and produced by Chick Corea before his passing last year, The Future Is Now is a new and previously unreleased live album featuring the classic Elektric Band line up.
Curated by Chick Corea before his passing in February 2021, this remarkable and previously unreleased collection of live recordings featuring the reunited classic Elektric Band was captured during tour stops from 2016 to 2018.
Produced by Corea with the original Elektric Band recording engineer Bernie Kirsh, co-produced by Dave Weckl, and mastered by Bernie Grundman, the 3 LP and double CD includes in-depth liner notes from Corea and all Elektric Band members. It serves as a fitting closing chapter and is a must-have for any fan of this dynamic and groundbreaking group.
Led by the 27-time Grammy winner and Jazz Master who has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Elektric Band came into being during the mid ’80s, leaving an immediate and enduring mark on the genre. Their electrifying performances and groundbreaking fusion of jazz elements resulted in a series of albums that raised the standard for contemporary jazz excellence.
The group featured a core lineup of exceptionally talented musicians: John Patitucci on bass, Dave Weckl on drums, Eric Marienthal on saxophone, and Frank Gambale on guitar. Together, they crafted a dynamic and electrifying sound that came to define jazz fusion. Each album showcased their collective musical prowess, seamlessly blending intricate compositions with captivating improvisations.
After releasing an impressive five albums in just six years which are now available on Candid Records across various CDs and the vinyl box set The Complete Studio Recordings 1986-1991, Corea, known for his commitment to expanding his musical horizons, continued to wow fans and critics over the next three decades.