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Stanley Clarke


Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.75 | 22 ratings

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3 stars More a jazz-funk than fusion but still of a good quality unlike those from the 80's. There is good composing, focus on feeling and arrangements rather than fast soloing. "I wanna play for you" has a commercial vibe with vocal and lazy rhythm but compensates throwaway tendencies are saved by instrumental effort of keyboards and bass. "Together again" is another highlight, after 3 average sung tracks. Simple rhythm but good contemporary bass playing. "Blues for Mingus" is an acoustic bass conventional remembering of Charles Mingus. There are several live tracks on this double album, too. Let me highlight the rocking "Rock'n'roll Jelly" with Ray Gomez on the guitar and "Jamaican boy" with Jeff Beck with his typical muscular fusion mid-70's guitar. Even if you dislike Clarke's funky tendencies, you may be pleased with the high quality playing on the live tracks and hearing a few less conventional numbers.
sgtpepper | 3/5 |


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