Monday, 31 July 2017

Chick Corea - Return to Forever, album review

Space Isn't Silent

Having been funked to the edge of outer space just after the lull six minutes in and the bass of Stanley Clark suddenly tandems with Chick Corea’s keyboard and Flora Putim’s scatting/vocalese on opener Return to Forever, I am now totally chilled by the sweet sweet soprano sax of Joe Farrell on Crystal Silence, one of those 70s poetic titles that is simply spaced-out.

The Latin jazz of third What Game Shall We Play Today is a tad mainstream-twee, but those two starters are wonderful. The lengthy closer of conjoined Sometime Ago/La Fiesta is simply a lot of fun. A fine 1972 album, just heard for the first time.

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