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Saturday, June 14, 2008

RETURN TO FOREVER featuring CHICK COREA : Celebration Suite Part I (1975)

The classic lineup of Return To Forever is back on tour! Like many genres from the '70s, jazz-fusion has reemerged with a new level of appreciation by music fans and musicians. Every musician in this group is respected and reknowned, and luckily they're sticking to the classic recordings from 1973-76 as part of their setlist. According to the online setlist, this track MAY be in the set (it's listed as "Other selections", whatever that means). Although the band is best known for the usual blend of jazz, rock, and occasionally funk, their roots also dipped heavily into Latin music as well (mainly on the part of Chick Corea; early members also included Airto Moreira and Flora Punim). In fact, this song (a two-part suite) has very little 'jazz' at all, in the traditional sense. Corea would soon explore his Latin roots in further solo albums.

Song : "Celebration Suite Part I" (written by Chick Corea)
From the LP "NO MYSTERY" (Polydor) Feb. 1975

Chick Corea : keyboards, synthesizers
Stanley Clarke : bass
Lenny White : drums, percussion
Al DiMeola : guitar

Get it here : Celebration Suite Part I

1 comment:

Dana said...

Listening to this is challenging, but me likey.