Last Call CD Review: Return To Forever / The Mothership Returns / Eagle Records

Oct 2, 2012

Return To Forever's new multidisc recording is an essential addition to any progressive jazz fans library.  Founding Return To Forever group members Chick Corea(piano, keyboards); Stanley Clarke(bass) and Lenny White(drums) are joined by Frank Gambale(guitars) and Jean-Luc Ponty(violin). Recorded on tour in 2011, this version of the band creates one magical moment after another onstage with excellent readings of RTF gems "Medieval Overture", "After the Cosmic Rain", "The Romantic Warrior", and others. A DVD is included. If you haven't seen the band live, this is the next best thing.  Return to Forever fans who have seen the band in person will relish this live recording, especially with the addition of Ponty's violin artistry which makes a huge contribution to an already legendary group sound.

Return To Forever's legendary lineup last visited Omaha in 2008. Last Call host Chris Cooke interviewed Chick Corea shortly before the show. To listen to that interview, click here.

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