Tuesday, December 14, 2010


After reclaiming the jazz-rock world in 2008 with the triumphant return of Return to Forever, pianist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White decided to revisit where it all began, to get back to basics and the soul of their relationship. The result is Forever, a two-CD set of jazz trio standards, updated Return To Forever classics, new music and more. This 2010-Japan only release was recorded live, disc one is a best-of sampler from Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White’s “Return To Forever Unplugged” world tour in 2009. Highlights include the standards “On Green Dolphin Street,” “Waltz for Debby” and “Hackensack,” exquisite Corea-classics “Bud Powell” and “Windows,” Clarke’s beautiful new “La Canción de Sofia” and RTF pieces “Señor Mouse” and “No Mystery.” For disc two, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White invited vocal great Chaka Khan, violin virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty and original Return to Forever guitarist Bill Connors to join them for a one-time only gig at the famed Hollywood Bowl in LA. The US release is schedule for next June 2011. Also in June 2011, Chick celebrates his 70th birthday (6/12) and Stanley celebrates his 60th birthday (6/30).

Track listing / Disc 1:
“On Green Dolphin Street”
“Waltz For Debby”
“Bud Powell”
“La Cancion De Sophia”
“No Mystery”
“Senor Mouse”

Disc 2:
“Captain Marvel”
"Senor Mouse” w/Connors, Ponty & Khan
“Crescent “
“Armando’s Rumba” w/Ponty
“Renaissance” w/Ponty
“High Wire” w/Khan
"I Love You Porgy” w/Connors, Ponty & Khan
“After The Cosmic Rain” w/Connors & Ponty
“Space Circus” w/Connors & Ponty
“500 Miles High”.

Musicians: Chick Corea, piano, Fender Rhodes; Stanley Clarke, acoustic & electric bass & Lenny White, drums. Disc 1 recorded live at Yoshi's in Oakland California, Jazz Alley in Seattle Washington and the Blue Note Tokyo. Disc 2 recorded at Mad Hatter studios except "500 Miles High", recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

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