Ron Moss and Gayle Moran

Return to Forever is a jazz fusion group founded and led by pianist Chick Corea.  Return to Forever is often cited as one of the core groups of the jazz-fusion movement of the 1970s. Several musicians, including Clarke, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira and Al Di Meola, first came to prominence through their performances on Return to Forever’s albums.

In the mid 1970-es , Corea  reformed Return to Forever, adding his wife, Gayle Moran, formerly of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, on vocals and keyboards, returning member Joe Farrell, and drummer Gerry Brown, along with a horn section consisting of trumpeters John Thomas and James Tinsley, and trombonists Jim Pugh and Harold Garrett. With this personnel, Return to Forever recorded its seventh album, Musicmagic, which was released in March 1977. It became the band’s fourth consecutive Top 40 album, spending more than four months in the charts. A third trombonist, Ron Moss, was added for the tour. On May 20-21, 1977, Return to Forever recorded a live album at the Palladium theater in New York City.

Return to Forever Live was released in February 1979, when it spent a month in the charts. (This was the single LP version; the show was also released as a triple LP, Live: The Complete Concert, which was later reissued as a double CD, Live.)

Gayle Moran and Chick Corea. Pierre Ethier audited Gayle on Solo NOTs
Trombonist Ron Moss and President Carter. Pierre Ethier audited Ron Moss on Solo NOTs

Later on the Church of Scientology recorded “The Road To Freedom” album which features such leading artists as John Travolta, Chick Corea, Julia Migenes, Karen Black, Nicky Hopkins, Amanda Ambrose, Gayle Moran, and Leif Garrett.

“It’s nice to know you can be a cause of your life as well as an effect,”  John Travolta says of his Scientology training. “It’s a logical and very sane way of living. I don’t get upset as easily as I used to. I don’t think I could have handled my success as well without it.”

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