Just Announced: Corea, Clarke & White’s 2-CD album Forever will be released in the US on June 7, 2011 on Concord. Forever is currently available only as a Japanese import.
DownBeat covered the announcement with a recap of the album’s origins: Disc 1 was recorded live on the group’s US tour, collecting the best takes of their repertoire.
Disc 2 is a bonus disc with its own story, capturing Corea, Clarke & White in rehearsal with Chaka Khan, Jean-Luc Ponty and the original Return to Forever guitarist, Bill Connors—all three of whom joined CCW for their debut show at the Hollywood Bowl.
“The vibe is relaxed, with plenty of studio banter and laughter as the trio and their guests prepare the concert material,” DownBeat wrote. “The final track of disc two is a fresh version of Corea’s ’500 Miles High’ recorded by Corea, Clarke and White live at the Monterey Jazz Festival.”