Thursday, September 1, 2011

Chick Corea’s Return to Forever Returns to Boca Raton September 10, 2011

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White
Jean-Luc Ponty, Frank Gambale
With Zappa Plays Zappa
September 10, 2011
Return To Forever, whose mind-blowing experimentation in
jazz and rock transformed the music world, will debut a historic
 new lineup this summer on a massive tour of 32 US cities that
begins at MIZNER PARK AMPHITHEATRE – Saturday, September 10th
Stage time is 8:00pm.  Tickets are $38.50-$98.50.  The Amphitheatre
is located at 590 Plaza Real in Boca Raton, FL 33432. 

Solidifying the tour’s once-in-a-lifetime experience, Zappa Plays Zappa,
 the musical tribute to Frank Zappa, will join the bill alongside
“Return To Forever IV” (RTF IV), the legendary group’s fresh
 incarnation 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-extrodinaire

Working together with complete creative compatibility and steeped
 in the tradition of extreme freedom of expression, these five pillars
of jazz and rock have prepared a must-see performance that will
please fans new and old. Their ever-evolving set-list encompasses
an amalgam of Return To Forever classics, highlights from each
member’s solo repertoire, and brand-new compositions written
for the RTF IV lineup.

“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

Zappa Plays Zappa was founded by Dweezil Zappa to bring the
music of his late father, Frank Zappa, to contemporary
audiences through a series of international performance tours
dubbed “Tour De Frank.” Dweezil’s fellow band members are
among the most brilliant and innovative players working in
any genre and, collectively, rise to the challenge of bringing
the legendary Zappa repertoire alive in concert. Dweezil Zappa,
a 2009 GRAMMY Award winner, continues to record and perform
on a regular basis around the world. 

Also in June, Chick celebrated his 70th birthday (6/12) and Stanley
celebrated his 60th birthday (6/30).

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