Return to Forever IV with special guest Zappa Plays Zappa

Return to Forever IV with special guest Zappa Plays Zappa

Sat, September 17, 2011

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Mesa Arts Center

Mesa, Arizona

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. The RTF IV lineup consists 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 Frank Gambale.

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Return to Forever IV with special guest Zappa Plays Zappa
Return to Forever IV with special guest Zappa Plays Zappa
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, including a stop in Phoenix, AZ on September 17th. The tour brings a re-imagined musical dimension to both the wildly influential group and its repertoire.

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. The RTF IV lineup consists 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 Frank Gambale.

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 numerous Return To Forever classics, highlights from each member’s solo repertoire, and brand-new compositions written for the RTF IV lineup.
Venue Information:
Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona, 85201
http://www.mesaartscenter.com/