Clarke, Stanley

Heads Up, 2007CD
Instrument: GUITAR

Issue: 13.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 2
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Clarke is still on top of his game as evidenced on “Bad Asses” a duet with drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. Phil Davis (keyboards), Mads Tolling (violin) and Ruslan Sirota (p) are the other young musicians who join Clarke for the set. Stanley wrote most of the dozen tracks and five of them are solos on the double bass. There are psycho-fusion sounds on “Game” and Esperanza Spalding adds vocals on two tracks notably “All Over Again”. The solos show Clarke’s versatility. We enjoyed the harmonics on “Broski” and “Chåteauvallon 1972” dedicated to Tony Williams.


Publicist: Telarc Jazz