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Return To Forever


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.12 | 162 ratings

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4 stars The perfect line up,a young and still little known guitar player who's about to dazzle us with his first solo work (IN THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN) a fantastic and innovative bass player who's gonna offer us a handfull of gripping albums, a precise drummer as fast as the light ( kind of COBHAM spiritual son ) and the catalyst component that starts the musical alchemy, a wounderful composer and keyboard player. RETURN TO FOREVER is one of the most exciting band in jazz fusion with WEATHER REPORT,MAHAVISHNU,SOFT MACHINE and HERBIE HANCOCK to name just a few ones. The album starts with a STANLEY CLARKE powerful piece ( VULCAN WORLDS ) and ends with a foolishpart ( SONGS TO THE PHAROAH KINGS )clocking at 14 mn, filled with stunning melodies and technicaly brilliant. Between those outstanding times , a whole world of amazing sounds and creativity. Virtuosity is but used to serve music.Amazingly, the drummer brings a refined and melodic song ( THE SHADOW OF LO ) and to perfect the thing COREA is the binder that fills all the empty spaces with his colourful keys. This recording is a strong sign of what's coming after ( NO MISTERY, ROMANTIC WARRIOR ) 4 stars
jean-marie | 4/5 |


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