From The New York Times: “Jazz Fusion Heroes of the 1970s Resurrect Their Intricate Dynamics”
Return to Forever IV The jazz fusion ensemble, from left, Chick Corea, Jean-Luc Ponty and Stanley Clarke (the group also included Frank Gambale and Lenny White), performed on Friday night at the Beacon Theater.
“Return to Forever IV showed off every which way on Friday night at the Beacon Theater…Its lineup includes its two founders and main composers, the keyboardist Chick Corea and the bassist Stanley Clarke. Lenny White, on drums, guitar,guitarist Frank Gambale, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty…The sound is still deliberately 1970s…Mr. Corea played with a nimble transparency that turned every phrase into a puckish epigram, whether in solos or teasing at the edge of ensembles. Mr. Clarke was the group’s rock-star presence. He’s a die-hard 1970s-style thumb popper.”
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