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 RTF-classics, new music and more. Release date for Forever is June 7.
Recorded live, disc one is a best-of sampler from Corea, Clarke and White’s “RTF-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, Corea, Clarke and 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.