Sunday Big Note – Listening Session #3

This week’s Sunday Big Note finds Chick Corea and Return to Forever performing at the Chateau Neuf in Oslo, Norway on the 14th of March, 1976. Return to Forever were touring to promote their sixth studio album, Romantic Warrior (the final album by this longest-lasting lineup which all tracks from today’s listening session originate). After this tour (and album) Chick Corea and Return to Forever would continue with a wholly new lineup with Stanley Clarke, producing one more studio album before disbanding.

From February 2011, Return to Forever commences a reunion world tour in Australia. The line-up, billed as Return to Forever IV, is Corea, Clarke, White, Bill Connors and Jean-Luc Ponty.

And so, without further ado, Return to Forever in Oslo, 1976:

Medieval Overture

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The Sorceress

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The Magician

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Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant (Part I & Part II)

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Romantic Warrior and acoustic solos

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Lineup:

Chick Corea – Keyboards
Stanley Clarke – Electric bass, Acoustic bass
Lenny White – Drums, Percussion
Al Di Meola – Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar

6 Responses to “Sunday Big Note – Listening Session #3”

  1. jonnybutter2 says:

    sounds like an elegant gypsy…

  2. Erik says:

    Great listening but Oslo is still Capital of Norway!!!!!

  3. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Erik:

    Great listening but Oslo is still Capital of Norway!!!!!

    Thanks for the heads up, Erik! Sorry for the screw-up. It’s been corrected. Considering I was a major in European History, I really should have known… Bad, Urb, bad, bad Urb…

  4. Bob says:

    “From February 2011, Return to Forever commences a reunion world tour in Australia. The line-up, billed as Return to Forever IV, is Corea, Clarke, White, Bill Connors and Jean-Luc Ponty.”

    Well that’s cool, but what is source of this info? The links you provide go to RTF ought 8 Tour…

  5. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Bob:

    “From February 2011, Return to Forever commences a reunion world tour in Australia. The line-up, billed as Return to Forever IV, is Corea, Clarke, White, Bill Connors and Jean-Luc Ponty.”

    Well that’s cool, but what is source of this info? The links you provide go to RTF ought 8 Tour…

    http://www.niteguide.com.au/Sydney/Events/Return-For-Forever-IV-Australian-Tour-2011

  6. Bob says:

    Thanks. I look forward to this line-up returning to a neighborhood near me!

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