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Return To Forever


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.18 | 321 ratings

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Dick Heath
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Jazz-Rock Specialist
5 stars One of the essential top ten albums of jazz rock. Following in the heels of the other Miles Davis Group spin-off, Mahavishu Orchestra into true jazz rock (from RTF's original Latin jazz base) and getting there before Zawinul & co.

Powerful heavy jazz rock, driven by one of the best rhythms sections of the period, Clarke and White, with Corea and Bill Connors taking the lead. Connors was later accused of being a Holdsworth copyist on some of his 80's solo albums, but you have remind those detractor of his innotative guitar here, (and some years before anybody had heard of Holdsworth in the USA). Every tune is a great composition, each with a powerful arrangement, played brilliantly. Thrills hearing it 30 odd years later.

Footnote: Some would argue that real jazz rockers prefer "Hymn", while the prog rockers go for "Romantic Warrior" and the purer jazzers the eponymous RTF album.

Dick Heath | 5/5 |


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