Return to Forever: Captain Marvel


Captain Marvel


Return to Forever


Light as a Feather (Polydor)

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Chick Corea (electric piano),

Joe Farrell (tenor & soprano saxes, flute), Stanley Clarke (electric bass, acoustic bass) Airto Moreira (drums, percussion) Flora Purim (vocals, percussion)


Composed by Chick Corea


Recorded: London, England, October 7-10, 1972


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

Return to Forever's first album marks one of the greatest accomplishments in fusing Latin music with jazz. Although the band took huge steps in other musical directions following the release of Light as a Feather, this album is chockfull of amazing music and compositions. "Captain Marvel" is a gem in Corea's catalog. His genius is all over the place, from chord progression to rhythm. Joe Farrell provides a riveting flute solo to start the song after the head, followed by Corea's tantalizing melodic lines on the Fender Rhodes. All performed over Airto Moreira's driving drumbeat and Stanley Clarke's stellar bassline, this song is A++++.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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