The Stanley Clarke Band

The Stanley Clarke Band

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Jazz, Fusion
Heads Up
July 12, 2010

Format: Compact Disc



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Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke is best known as a key component of Return To Forever the legendary fusion band that made a triumphant worldwide reunion tour in 2008. 'The Stanley Clarke Band' emphasises his phenomenal electric bass playing and is akin to his influential solo recordings 'Journey to Love' and 'Schooldays', albums which astounded both jazz and rock fans in the 1970's. Also featured is dynamic pianist Hiromi who performed on Clarke's previous Heads Up CD, the acclaimed 'Jazz in the Garden'.

In a new foray for the bassist, the album also includes original compositions from other members of his group including Stanley Clarke Band keyboardist Ruslan Sirota and the new rising star of the drums, Ronald Bruner, Jr. - two musicians who have been performing and recording with him for the better part of five years.

Among the additional players in the album's supporting cast are vocalist Cheryl Bentyne (a longtime member of The Manhattan Transfer); guitarists Charles Altura, Rob Bacon, and Armand Sabal-Lecco; saxophonist Bob Sheppard; bass synthesizer Lorenzo "Larry" Dunn (of Earth, Wind & Fire fame); keyboardist Felton Pilate; horn players Andrew Lippman and John Papenbrook; and drum programmers Chris Clarke and Jon Hakakian.

Press Quotes

(4 stars) There's some tremendous material...Japanese jazz-piano sensation Hiromi lifts the pieces to another level with her flashes of ivory brilliance.

BBC Music Magazine, (Neil McKim), October 2010

(4 stars) The talkbox-flavoured 'I Wanna Play For You Too' puts the fun in 70s funk.

Drummer, July 2010

Clarke's renaissance good as Clarke has ever been, relaxed, swinging, as strutting and funky as ever...Enjoy, it's a corker.

Jazzwise, Andy Robson), July 2010

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Key Value
Catalogue number HUCD3161
Barcode 0053361316129
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Soldier -
2. Fulani -
3. Here's Why Tears Dry -
4. I Wanna Play for You Too -
5. Bass Folk Song No. 10 -
6. No Mystery -
7. How Is the Weather Up There? -
8. Larry Has Traveled 11 Miles and Waited a Lifetime for the Return of Vishnu's Report -
9. Labyrinth -
10. Sonny Rollins -
11. Bass Folk Song No. 6 (Mo Anam Cara) -