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No Mystery

An album by Chick Corea and Return to Forever

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ANOTHER RTF MASTERPIECE !

  • Sep 28, 1999
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This album along with RTF Romantic Warrior is among the best of 70's fusion, all the players are incredible.
Chick Corea on keyboard, Al Di Meola on guitar, Stanley Clarke on bass and Lenny White on drums.
It simply doesn't get much better than this. I love the sound of Chick's Fender Rhodes electric piano, it sounds like powerful percussive bells and the sounds he get from the Arp and Moog synthesizers are classic and of course his piano playing is incredible, the piano intro to Excerpt from the first movement of heavy metal is amazing, it's a fun filled fusion of Classic, Ragtime, Jazz and Rock.

This CD is full of great compositions, Stanley Clarke's Dayride is one of his better pieces a marvelous mix of Funk, Cuban and jazz.
Corea's No Mystery is so beautiful and blends Jazz and Classical music perfectly.
The Spanish flavored Celebration Suite is such fun to listen to and Lenny White's drum solo intro to the suite is full of power and drive.

All the pieces on this album are an example of a high level virtuosic playing. The guys were young, full of fire and had marvelous technique on their instruments which of course they wanted to show off, but that's not all they had to offer there is a lot of thoughtful passion going on, well crafted compositions and lively enthusiasm in the playing that is so much fun to listen to.

The first fusion album I listened to was Di Meola's Casino and I fell in love with this music so I naturally looked for other albums with him and this was it, and the other three guys impressed me just as much, I just wish they had stayed together longer than they did, still most of the solo albums they did are great too.

I love all kinds of music but Fusion(or Jazz Rock as it used to be called) is my all time favorite music, I can't reccomend this higly enough.

Return to Forever reunited in 2008 and went on a world tour and there is a live CD and also DVD available from that tour which is really good, they may be older but they still had the fire and energy in their performance.

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I have a BA in Philosophy but my main interest is Music. I play the piano andI have also learned a little to play the Guitar, Violin, Drum Set and the Djembe.   The Music I love the most is … more
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Media Type:CD
Artist:RETURN TO FOREVER
Title:NO MYSTERY
Street Release Date:07/07/1987
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Genre:JAZZ
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Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: October 25, 1990

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