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Stanley Clarke


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.64 | 64 ratings

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4 stars It had been proven to RTF that his activity with Return To Forever(RTF) was indispensable existence for RTF by his from time of foundation performance. The activity concerning his music in the 70's might establish RTF, the style be established by both of the Solo album, and the knowledge and the technology know in the world.

"Children Of Forever" that had been announced in 1973 was an album of the Jazz concept that finished in shape to draw the flow from RTF and to answer it. The directionality of the album at this time when it purely worked on the item of Jazz/Fusion was an album from which his expression was obediently sent to the world if it caught objectively in his work.

And, it was a work where his eagerness was felt as a challenge with new directionality of a few, rough Jazz Rock of album "Stanley Clarke" in 1974 following it. And, I think that "Journey To Love" that should be called one the top in the work at this time is a masterpiece where one answer and result of the directionality at which it aims in addition to the idea cultivated with his RTF appear. This one success example is established to some degree as the flow in the 70's. Various Jazz/Fusion had some world and the imagination.

There might be a lot of listeners of the perfection of "Journey To Love" on which it works with zeal without the space almost who say his masterpiece very high, too. And, it is guessed that it is this album to have expressed some room and development from the one shape concretely. The entire flow expresses the depth of wide and the idea further following the composition of the former work.

Because the balance of the entire composition is splendidly equipped if it is considered to transmit happiness that makes the tune of the feeling that listens easily with a little room from the music that he tried to express in the former work and music to the listener, the listener who enumerates this album in his representative's work is not few either.

As for his Bass, the way to choose the musician who catches the tune from various angles and is participating is also preeminent. The style of the album might be established as a gentle rhythm and David Sancious of Steve Gadd are appointed. Bass of Clarke shows very various expressions while taking an intense tune, a slow tune or the element of Latin. The former work and this work might be able to catch a glimpse of his essence enough if satisfied as the set.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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