Maurice White……….wow. I first heard the music of Earth, Wind and Fire as a kid back in the late 70’s and I have been a big fan ever since. I believe as I’ve grown older that my love and appreciation for this great band has grown as well.
In 2013 the band released their most recent studio album, Now, Then And Forever. It was their first not to feature Maurice White. It is one of their best albums in many years. Although Maurice White was not involved his spirit and legacy are all over the recording. That’s quite a testimony to the band’s founder and leader.
Earth, Wind and Fire combined elements of rock, pop, jazz, rhythm and blues, disco, funk, dance and world music and created such a unique sound. The blending of the voices of Maurice White and Philip Bailey was magical. That sound, those voices, over the years, has been such a huge part of the soundtrack of my life. He will be missed.