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Return To Forever


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.24 | 443 ratings

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4 stars This record is another standard, and the standard to the whole music bussines, beacuse is one of the "ultimate super-groups". Chick Corea swinging from solo to band, manage to settle a great band with a group of virtuosos. This record is one of the last to feature this marvellous band, a comprehesive effort of jazz, funk, rock, prog and fusion. Some might be fooled by the "heavy metal cover" of the record, and have a wrong impression, however, by the first note you enter a world of infinite possibilities with a great opening piece, followed by a nice excersise of funk and fusion with the great SORCERESS and adding a great exposure of musicianship with the main title ROMANTIC WARRIOR, after this half, the record turns into a more fusion ground, finishing with the masterpiece DUEL WITH THE JESTER AND THE TYRANT, a long treatment of sounds and textures. Me being a fond follower of Corea's music, this is one nice starting point, getting to know his "darker side" beacuse he is one of the fusion masters, that eventually turned into a jazz legend. For those trying to find a record to know RTF, this might be a better start than the first "self-titled" record if you're looking a more "progressive side" of this music. In the end, RTF is more fusion and jazz than prog rock. enjoy
arqwave | 4/5 |


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