Chick Corea: Return To Forever
Return to Forever is one of the most important jazz albums of all time. Even after his time with Miles Davis and his increasingly inventive solo albums, nothing could have prepared listeners for the breathtaking beauty of this album. Chick Corea, behind the electric keyboard, leads a brand new band through four of his compositions, all of which have become classics.
Stanley Clarke - one of Chick's most consistent musical partners - makes his first appearance here on bass, along with the superb Joe Farrell on sax and flute, Airto on drums and the stunning vocalist Flora Purim. The sound is distinctly electric, with Brazilian percussion and a lingering warmth never before achieved on a jazz album with plug-ins. Return to Forever is an album for the ages.
"For the re-pressing of the fusion classic the 1972 fusion classic on 180g vinyl ECM fortunately did not filter out anything. The remnants of analog tape noise one accepts with pleasure, belonging to the fiery Latin thrusts. Outstanding besides (E)-piano cascades of the leader, the vocalises of Flora Purim remain outstanding."(AUDIO 10 / 2010)
1: Return To Forever
2: Crystal Silence
3: What Game Shall We Play Today
4: Sometime Ago / La Fiesta (Medley)