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Return to Forever Returns To Rave Reviews

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June 4, 2008 — Jazz legends Return to Forever just began their reunion world tour, but the frenzy is already in full swing. The group, back together for the first time in 25 years, have seen their tour become the jazz event of the year, with rave reviews poppng up wherever they go.

Here’s what we’ve been reading:

“Spontaneous jams and thrilling call-and-response solos . . . At its best, it was like Ornette Coleman’s Free Jazz: Four musicians playing four seperate songs that fit together like piece of a puzzle.” -- Thor Christensen, Dallas Morning News

“Whistles and whoops of appreciation erupted after: Clarke’s electric bass solo referenced John Coltrane’s masterwork “A Love Supreme,” Lenny White — part Roy Haynes, part Dennis Chambers — snapped out another thunderous groove, and when Corea’s keys and Di Meola’s strings traded harmonic sixty-forth notes. -- D.G. Lynch, Austin American Statesman

“You can expect Return to Forever to be one of the tightest quartets you’ll ever see, despitee the jazz fusion group not performing together in more than a quarter century.” -- David Burger, Salt Lake Tribune

“It just takes a few seconds before Di Meola is shredding away, Corea is flailing in response, and the quartet easily rediscovers that old jackhammer synergy.” -- Bret Saunders, Denver Post

Rehearsal Footage

Interview

Return To Forever Upcoming Dates

  • June 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
  • June 6 - Portland, OR - Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • June 7 - Medford, OR - Britt Music Festival
  • June 8 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount
  • June 11 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand At The Regency Center
  • June 12 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand At The Regency Center
  • June 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
  • June 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
  • June 17 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
  • June 18 - Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center
  • June 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
  • June 20 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
  • June 21 - Detroit, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
  • June 22 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
  • June 24 - Cleveland, OH - The Plain Dealer Pavilion
  • June 28 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Freihofer’s Jazz Festival
  • July 30 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach
  • July 31 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • Aug. 1 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
  • Aug. 2 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
  • Aug. 4 - Baltimore, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Aug. 5 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center For The Performing Arts
  • Aug. 6 - Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion
  • Aug. 7 - New York, NY - United Palace
  • Aug. 8 - New York, NY - United Palace



Return to Forever is: keyboardist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke, guitarist Al Di Meola and drummer Lenny White.
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