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Corea Revives Elektric Band

The Chick Corea Elektric Band, last heard on the 1991 album Beneath the Mask (GRP), has reassembled and recorded a new CD, To the Stars, which will be released via Corea’s Stretch label on August 24.

All of the Elektric Band’s original members-saxophonist Eric Marienthal, drummer Dave Weckl, bassist Patitucci, guitarist Frank Gambale, plus Corea (pictured)-are back for To the Stars, an album inspired by L. Ron Hubbard’s science fiction novel of the same name. Hubbard, of course, is the founder of the Church of Scientology, of which Corea has been an outspoken member for years. Hubbard’s novel, originally released as a two-part serial in 1950, will be re-released by Galaxy Press later this summer.

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