Return to Forever

Return to Forever was an American jazz-rock supergroup that evolved from a namesake 1972 solo album by bandleader Chick Corea. Members: Chick Corea (keyboards), Stanley Clarke (bass), Joe Farrell (reeds, 1971-73, 1977), Airto Moreira (percussion, 1971-73), Flora Purim (vocals, 1971-73), Bill Connors (guitar, 1973-74), Steve Gadd (drums, 1973), Mingo Lewis (percussion, 1973), Lenny White (drums, […]

James Brown – Hell (1974)

Hell is a double album by soul/funk vocalist/musician James Brown, released in 1974 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Coldblooded” (4:45) A2. “Hell” (5:03) A3. “My Thang” (4:20) A4. “Sayin’ It and Doin’ It” (3:05) A5. “Please, Please, Please” (4:07) B1. “When the Saints Go Marching In” (2:43) B2. “These Foolish Things Remind Me of You” (3:14) […]

Chick Corea – Tones for Joan’s Bones (1968)

Tones for Joan’s Bones is the debut solo album by American jazz pianist Chick Corea, recorded in December 1966 and released in 1968 on Vortex. Tracklist: A1. “Litha” (13:36) A2. “This Is New” (7:41) B1. “Tones for Joan’s Bones” (6:11) B2. “Straight Up and Down” (12:34) Credits: Chick Corea — piano Woody Shaw — trumpet […]

Chick Corea ‎– Friends (1978)

Friends is an album by American jazz pianist Chick Corea, released in 1978 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “The One Step” (6:05) A2. “Waltse for Dave” (7:32) A3. “Children’s Song #5” (1:15) A4. “Samba Song” (10:00) B1. “Friends” (9:26) B2. “Sicily” (6:15) B3. “Children’s Song #15” (1:10) B4. “Cappucino” (8:39) Credits: Chick Corea — fender rhodes, […]

Horacee Arnold ‎– Tribe (1973)

Tribe is the first of two headlining albums by American post-bop/jazz-funk drummer Horacee Arnold, released in 1973 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Tribe” (10:16) A2. “Banyan Dance” (7:34) A3. “Forest Games” (2:27) B1. “Orchards of Engedi” (10:44) B2. “The Actor” (6:56) B3. “Professor Moriarty” (0:42) B4. “500 Miles High” (9:12) Credits: Billy Harper — tenor saxophone Joe […]

Gus Vali ‎– Chimera (1974)

Chimera is a jazz-rock album by Greek/American saxist/arranger Gus Vali, released in 1974 on Peters International. Tracklist: A1. “Hadji Baba” (8:46) A2. “Nosh” (4:30) A3. “Telly” (3:53) B1. “Rockin’ Bird” (8:48) B2. “Tricks” (5:40) B3. “Mustafa” (2:31) Credits: Arranged By [Arrangements] – Gus Vali, Joe Castellon Bass – Chet Amsterdam Bouzouki [Buzukie] – George Mangas Clarinet […]

Joe Farrell ‎– Upon This Rock (1974)

Upon This Rock is the fifth album by American saxist/flutist Joe Farrell, released in 1974 on CTI. Tracklist: A1. “Weathervane” (8:00) A2. “I Won’t Be Back” (10:05) B1. “Upon This Rock” (11:54) B2. “Seven Seas” (6:50) Credits: Joe Farrell — tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, writer Joe Beck — guitar, writer Herb Bushler — bass […]

David Werner ‎– Whizz Kid (1974)

Whizz Kid is the first of three albums by American symphonic/art-rocker David Werner, released in 1974 on RCA Victor. Tracklist: A1. “One More Wild Guitar” (3:29) A2. “Whizz Kid” (3:34) A3. “The Lady in Waiting” (3:36) A4. “The Ballad of Trixie Silver” (5:56) A5. “It’s a Little Bit Sad” (2:50) B1. “Love Is Tragic” (4:36) […]

Hermeto Pascoal ‎– Hermeto (1970)

Hermeto is the debut solo album by Brazilian samba-jazz musician/composer Hermeto Pascoal, released in 1970 on Cobblestone. Tracklist: A1. “Mourning (Velorio)” (8:30) A2. “Pliers (Alicate)” (3:52) A3. “Bells (Guizos)” (6:13) A4. “Yogurt (Coalhada)” (2:53) B1. “The Marianas (As Marianas)” (4:26) B2. “Hermeto” (4:18) B3. “The Love Flower (Flor do Amor)” (5:43) B4. “Fabiola” (3:44) Credits: […]

Chick Corea – Return to Forever (1972)

Return to Forever is an album American pianist Chick Corea, recorded with a multi-national cast of players and released in 1972 on ECM. The lineup subsequently renamed itself after the album and released a followup under the nameplate. Tracklist: A1. “Return to Forever” (12:06) A2. “Crystal Silence” (6:55) A3. “What Game Shall We Play Today” […]

Chick Corea & Return to Forever ‎– Light as a Feather (1972)

Light as a Feather is an album by American/Brazilian samba-jazz ensemble Return to Forever, recorded in October 1972 and released in January 1973 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “You’re Everything” (5:10) A2. “Light as a Feather” (10:53) A3. “Captain Marvel” (4:52) B1. “500 Miles High” (9:06) B2. “Children’s Song” (2:46) B3. “Spain” (9:50) CD bonus: “Matrix” […]

Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973)

Spectrum is the debut solo album by American jazz-rock drummer Billy Cobham, released in 1973 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Quadrant 4” (4:30) A2. “Searching for the Right Door / Spectrum” (6:33) A3. “Anxiety / Taurian Matador” (4:45) B1. “Stratus” (9:50) B2. “To the Women in My Life / Le lis” (4:00) B3. “Snoopy’s Search / Red […]