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Chick Corea and Béla Fleck Announce Co-headlining 2017 Summer Tour

August shows to feature complete classic lineups of Corea's Elektric Band and the Flecktones


Mark Robbins

Bela Fleck and Chick Corea, Virginia, Oct. 2015

Aug. 5-21, 2017 will mark a historic first-time concert tour pairing, as the Chick Corea Elektric Band joins Béla Fleck & the Flecktones for a co-headlining series of North American live dates.

Keyboardist Corea's performances will reunite the complete lineup of his classic quintet, with bassist John Patitucci, guitarist Frank Gambale, saxophonist Eric Marienthal and drummer Dave Weckl.

Fleck fans can also look forward to a reunion of the original Flecktones lineup for this tour, as the banjoist rejoins musical forces with bassist Victor Wooten, keyboardist/harmonica player Howard Levy and Victor's brother Roy “Future Man” Wooten on his self-invented drumitar.

These shows will feature full-band sets by Corea and Fleck's ensembles, as well as encore jam sessions combining the talents of both bands. Show locations and times are to be announced.

By Matt R. Lohr

Jazz Times

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