What Does the Name “Return to Forever” Mean?

”The poetic thought behind [that title] was that in music and in art in general, when one puts their attention on creativity, what you’re doing is returning to a very natural home ground of yourself, of the spirit, of something that everyone has in common,” Corea said. ”I’m always trying to communicate from that place…

“Spain” on NPR’s Top 100 Jazz Songs

One of Chick’s best-known contributions to the jazz canon, “Spain,” was just named among the top 100 jazz songs of all time by the listeners of NPR. 1,500 listeners cast ballots of their favorite tunes, and “Spain” landed at #23, right between two of Chick’s heros: Horace Silver and Miles Davis. “Spain” was first released…

The Music Show: Chick on RTF, Gary Burton [Audio]

Chick’s heading to Australia this month with the new lineup of Return to Forever, to kick off the quintet’s world tour. Here’s Chick during his last visit Down Under, talking with The Music Show’s Andrew Ford about his history with Miles Davis, Return to Forever, and Gary Burton. Chick and Gary are touring the US…

JazzTimes: Chick and Wynton “In Perfect Synch”

JazzTimes got full backstage access for Chick’s shows with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Check out their description of this killer take on Chick’s “Wigwam.” “Wynton turned in a stellar solo here and Victor Goines offered a thoughtful, half-time soprano sax solo that gradually built to an ecstatic peak of Liebmanesque…