Clark, Mike

Jazz Key, 2023CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 30.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 75
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Mike Clark assembles a fine team for Kosen Rufu (World Peace), a free spirited, jazz-fusion set. The rhythms are furious with Wayne Horvitz playing piano & Rhodes, Henry “The Skipper” Franklin on bass, percussionist Bill Summers, and Clark. The syncopated horns, Skerik (sax) and Eddie Henderson (t), make it funky.  “Barbecue on Austin“ is a good example that brings it all together. We also enjoyed “Love Mingus“, “Signature”, and “Apparition”.


Publicist: Bloom Media Relations