Return to Forever: Spain

Track

Spain

Group

Return to Forever

CD

Light as a Feather (Polydor)

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Musicians:

Chick Corea (electric piano),

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

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Composed by Chick Corea

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

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Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

"Spain" is the best-known and most-covered song Chick Corea has written in his 40+ year career. Regarded as one of the best American composers in the Latin idiom, Corea cements that reputation with this piece. It starts with a beautiful Fender Rhodes and upright bass introduction by Corea and Clarke, which immediately creates an inviting mood. Next the band flies over a captivating flamenco-esque beat by Moreira, with the melody doubled by Farrell's flute and Purim's vocal. And then you know the part it's where everyone claps their hands to the quarter note and everybody in the room stands up with you're as you doing it. This song is a masterpiece well deserving its perfect rating.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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