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THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND

THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND

2010-06-21

For those of you like myself who grew up listening to Return to Forever and the first three or four solo releases from Bass God Stanley Clarke, this CD will be a real treat. This is simply put a Jazz fusion masterpiece combining Stanley's electric bass with a whole host of talented players such as the lovely and talented Hiromi on acoustic piano and Ruslan on Synthesizers and electric piano. In addition to the new material, Stanley reworks a couple of his classics for this disc including "No Mystery" originally recorded with RTF in 1975 and the crowd favorite "I Wanna Play For You Too" which is a funky version of "I Wanna Play For You" originally released in 1979. On the track "How Is The Weather Up There?" Stanley mixes vocal spots which spotlights the evils created by global warming. "Sonny Rollins" is a very fitting tribute to the Jazz great. For those of you who have grown up with Stanley, you will love this disc, for those of you newly experiencing this Jazz great, take time to enjoy one of the pioneers of the Jazz fusion genre. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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