“He is to the electric bass what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar; an unparalleled virtuoso who sets the standard for others to follow.” – All About Jazz
Four decades ago, bassist/composer Stanley Clarke’s fiery and lyrical playing took the bass out of the shadows and into the limelight. Prodigious skill and masterful musicality led to sold out world tours, multiple Grammy Awards, platinum records, and collaborations with Jeff Beck, Bela Fleck, and Al Jarreau. His group Return to Forever defined forward-thinking progressive jazz-fusion. His stellar band’s latest album, UP perfectly embodies its title; joyful, energetic, and upbeat, the emphasis is on creativity and sheer enjoyment. With Beka Gochiashvili piano, Cameron Graces keyboards, Michael Mitchell drums.