70s Return To Forever Jazz Fusion Band t-shirt Small
Chest 16.5 in.
Length 26 in.
Content: 50% cotton 50% polyester
Tag Brand: Anvil Athletic
This sweet three quarter sleeve tee is for the 70s jazz fusion group Return to Forever. The band was created by pianist Chick Corea and his one consistent band mate, bassist Stanley Clarke. Corea was inspired to create Return to Forever when he converted to Scientology. His new religion made him want to make music that communicated better with his audience, as opposed to the inaccessible avant-garde jazz music he played during the 60s. Corea and Clarke played with dozens of other musicians over the band's five year career and this tee shows guitarist Al Di Meola and drummer Lenny White who both joined in the mid 70s. These four are considered the "classic" Return to Forever line-up.
The band produced an impressive seven studio albums after only five years. Three of the seven albums, Where Have I Known You Before, No Mystery, and Romantic Warrior, were released with the Di Meola/White line-up. No Mystery won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Group, however their 6th album, Romantic Warrior, was their most commercially successful. Corea surprisingly dropped White and Di Meola from the line-up after their Romantic Warrior tour and he ultimately disbanded the group in 1978. The classic line-up continued to get together for reunion shows on occasion until Corea's death in 2021.
Tag says medium but fits like a modern unisex adult small. Two repairs near the graphic, see pics.