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LIGHT AS A FEATHER

Return To Forever

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.42 | 158 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars Second RTF album ( formally first, because "Return To Forever" album was released as Chick Corea solo album, not RTF debut). The music is classic strongly jazz influenced Latin fusion of RTF of early period. Classic line up, where Corea colaborates with great bass player Stanley Clarke and top-level Latin jazz/fusion pair Flora Purim (voc.) and her husband Airto Moreira (perc.,dr.). No guitars are added, just some sax solos.

Basic album sound is Corea's light vibrating Rhodes keyboard, with rich Brasilian voice of Flora Purim and Latin percussion. All music is light, melodic, with strong Latin atmosphere.

As debut album, second one is strongly different from later RTF guitar oriented heavier works. There you feel light, sun, sea breeze in all compositions. "Spain" is absolutely golden classic for years, "Captain Marvel " as well.

For RTF earlier ( Latin-jazz) period I prefer debut album, but the second one is almost as good as the first one. Don't expect to find here compositions of Al Di Meola/Corea/Clarke/White line - up, music there is different. But if you like earlier Corea's jazzy albums, his Latin-fusion works and Flora Purim voice - it's a excellent example here.

snobb | 4/5 |

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