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Return To Forever


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.04 | 265 ratings

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5 stars This is the first of Return to forever project. thie first line-up and one of my favorites of all time jazz fusion. Fisrt i would like to say that the music played here is some kind of bossa nova Orientated, Obviously Influenced by Flora Purim and guided by the master chick corea. Another great colaboration here is the Haughty well played bass by the legend Stanley Clarke (love the sound of the acoustic bass).And finally we have the master Flute & Sax player Joe farrell he makes this album a really masterpiece he even plays the piccolo in some passages; (thougth sounds like a bird); The main track "sometime ago/La fiesta" is the best here and although last 23 minutes is really amazing; starts we a Improvisation by stanley clarke bass and round the 7 min. mark the songs turns in mood and starts the bossa nova rhythm with a great solo of farrell in the flute, then about the 15 min. mark the songs changes to some kind of "Paso doble" (double step) rhythm and the beatiful soprano sax of farrells make his entry.Amazing piece.SPECIAL MENTION also to the relaxing a beatiful soprano voice of Flora Purim. I will talk only about the main track although the otrher are really amazing too like the short but beatiful "What Game Shall We Play Today" and "Return to forever". Finally I think that this album is more jazz than prog rock but has some proggy moments like I mentioned. 5 stars, masterpiece of jazz music & 4 stars, Excellent addition to any prog music collection. So 5 & 4 make and Average of 4.5 so is a masterpiece. BAMBA.

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