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Return to Forever is a jazz fusion group founded and led by pianist Chick Corea. Through its existence, the band has cycled through a number of different members, with the only consistent band mate of Corea's being bassist Stanley Clarke. Along with Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever is often cited as one of the core groups of the jazz-fusion movement of the 1970s. Several musicians, including Clarke, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira and Al Di Meola, first came to prominence through their performances on Return to Forever's albums.

After playing on Miles Davis's groundbreaking jazz-fusion albums In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew, Corea formed an avant-garde jazz band called Circle with Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton and Barry Altschul. However in 1972, after having become a member of Scientology, Corea decided that he wanted to better "communicate" with the audience. This essentially translated into his performing a more popularly accessible style of music, since avant-garde jazz enjoyed a relatively small audience.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1973 Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy 3
1973 Light as a Feather 5
1974 Where Have I Known You Before 5
1975 No Mystery 3
1976 Romantic Warrior 4
1977 Musicmagic 3
2012 The Mothership Returns 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1985 The Best of Return to Forever Compilation 1
1996 Return to the Seventh Galaxy: The Anthology Compilation 1
2008 Chick Corea And Return To Forever: The Definitive Collection Compilation 1
2008 The Anthology Compilation 1
2010 Where Have I Known You Before / No Mystery Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1992 RTF Live Live 1
2008 Returns Live 1

Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1996 This Is Jazz 12 Compilation 1

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