West Australian: RTF IV’s “Rich Sound Palette”

Jean-Luc Ponty live, 2011

Jean-Luc Ponty live, 2011

Return to Forever IV didn’t waste time on their tour of Australia.

At their first show, in Perth, they leapt full force into their signature sound.

Perth’s Wester Australian was on hand to catch it. Here’s what they had to say:

“It’s a no-brainer to say all five musicians are virtuosos, a fact laid bare in the finale, ‘Spain.’ Corea’s lilting intro stated the theme from ‘Concierto de Aranjuez,’ thrown to a big-throated violin and back to richly textured piano to full band, finally drawing some of the night’s best solos from Gambale, Clarke and White – a rare spotlight on a constant rhythmic presence.”

Read the entire Western Australian review here.