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Return To Forever


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.04 | 265 ratings

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4 stars Rhodes, do you like rhodes? Me, yes, i like rhodes so mutch that i brought one. Why m'i talking about rhodes? Because this is, with Light as a Feather, the best album you can ear with rhodes in it.

Chick Corea put a band together called Return to Forever with him, playing only rhodes through the whole album. With him you got, Stanley Clark on bass, a top 5 bass player + Lenny White on drums, a top 5 on drums + the beautiful and angelic voice of Flora Purim who plays also differents kind percussion + Joe Farrell, a very talented flute and saxophone player.

The album starts off with the instrumantal title track, Return to Forever, who is in my top 10 best song of all time !!! The begining of the song is very strange, just the rhodes with Flora who sing a wierd melody but, after 1 minute, the main theme starts off, a very energetic rhythm with Lenny White at his best. Flora sing the melody in harmony with the rhodes and the flute. Then, the flute goes in solo for maybe 2 min and after that we return to the main theme. The next part starts exactly like the begining of the song but to switch into a groove on bass with the drums and the rhodes. Now, after a couple of Flora voicing solo under the groove, we have the immense pleasure to hear a incredible rhodes solo curtesy of Mr. Corea. Then Flora sing another theme with the rhodes in armony that kind of fall down to return to the same wierd parts that open the song and it's over.

The second song welcome us with a simple rhodes melody and a sax theme, very mellow. It goes like that through all of the song.

The third one is more a real song with lyrics, verse, chorus and solo in the middle. Very mellow but groovy. I really like that song.

The fourth and last one contain the best rhodes solo i have heard in my life!!!! that song is more rooted to the espanic heritage of Corea. Around 3 min in the song you have a very good double bass solo courtesy of Stanley Clark. A very good song.

The album may noy be as good as Light as a Feather but is still a must for every rhodes lovers. 4.5 Stars.

Fido73 | 4/5 |


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