Sunday, March 23, 2008

Return to Forever (Corea, DiMeola, Clarke, White)- Evergreen St. College, Olympia, Wash. 1974/11/03


It's not "jazz", or "progressive rock", maybe that's why there's so little RTF up on dime.
This situation cannot be allowed to continue. RTF is coming back after 15 years...
so here's something to help you warm up for it with the lineup you'll be seeing and some of the songs they'll be playing too (so they say..)
I don't care what you call it, this is one of the finest fusion jazz/rock groups in the world,
and they sound it here (as usual).

Return to Forever
Chick Corea- keyboards
Al DiMeola- guitar
Stanley Clarke- bass
Lenny White- drums
Evergreen State College,
Olympia, Washington, U.S.A.
(that's Wash. state, not D.C.)
November 3, 1974
runtime: 121:08
Recording quality: B+ to A (some variation)
Performance quality: B+/A-, if you like real long ones,
you may consider this show an A performance. Even for
a R.T.F. with Al show, this is a pretty good one by all.
source: soundboard reel (2nd generation, all-reel no dolby lineage)
disc 1:
1: beyond the seventh galaxy >
2: vulcan worlds
3: song to the pharoah kings
disc 2:
4: acoustic solos
5: celebration suite
6: band introductions