Romantic Warrior

Return To Forever - Romantic Warrior
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Jazz fusion is one crazy genre. I'm far from familiar with it, so I don't know if it's this album or the genre, but the way different elements of various styles come together is confusing to the ears. It's nonsense but it's purposeful. It's weird but interesting. All I know is this was absolutely not what I expected when I added it to my list after seeing the stunning artwork. To be honest, I'm kind of disappointed by the absence of the medieval theme. It's there but I expected more and the ... read more


This is a fantastic instrumental album combining jazz fusion and progressive rock, played by none other than Chick Corea (keys), Al Di Meola (guitar), Stanley Clarke (bass) and Lenny White (percussion).

Romantic Warrior is melodic, it's weird, it's chaotic, it's weird, it's beautiful. Did I mention it's weird? Listen to The Magician and you'll get the gist. Romantic Warrior is on the brink of being one big mess, since it's so chaotic and all over the place, but it's executed with such ... read more


As I'm starting my slow journey into Jazz-Fusion as a genre, "Romantic Warrior" by Return To Forever was recommended to me by people I trust. I was also glad that I had the chance to finally listen to a full Chick Corea album, I always though he was an interesting composer, and now I listened to his band!
And yes, it's still some very interesting, charming and crazy music, and it's the kind of combination of jazz and rock I tend to really enjoy.
Chick Corea's playing is fantastic of ... read more

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Track List

  1. Medieval Overture
  2. Sorceress
  3. The Romantic Warrior
  4. Majestic Dance
  5. The Magician
  6. Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant

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Added on: February 6, 2019