Return To Forever, whose mind-blowing experimentation in jazz and rock transformed the music world, debuted a historic new lineup in 2011, on a tour that brought a re-imagined musical dimension to both the wildly influential group and its repertoire.
The RTF IV lineup consists of core members Chick Corea (keys), Stanley Clarke (bass) and Lenny White (drums), along with Mahavishnu Orchestra alum and violin virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty as well as guitarist Frank Gambale.
Working together with complete creative compatibility and steeped in the tradition of extreme freedom of expression, these five pillars of jazz and rock established an ever-evolving set-list encompassing an amalgam of Return To Forever classics and highlights from each member’s solo repertoire.
“Since all the guys in the band are such good composers, I wanted to have everyone’s compositions add to the new RTF IV vibe. So we all agreed: let’s open it up — which is the way we like it, and I think the way the fans like it too.” – Chick Corea