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Stanley Clarke


Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.66 | 13 ratings

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3 stars I will be able to feel wide and room for the technology of him and the performance method if it thinks about the work of Stanley Clarke in the 80's. The style of man who had already established an original performance showed room in the work in the 80's. The flow that gradually established the road to the contemporary music from "Time Exposure" that had been announced in 1984 was appearance of the music at which he had to aim as Solo. The establishment of the music character at which Stanley Clarke aimed is established enough in this album produced from "Find Out" announced in 1985 after the period on four months of about one year.

Music that caught the age will have been music with the quality that derived enough from the base of Jazz/Fusion. The technology and the idea that he cultivated are splendidly reflected in his work in the 80's. And, having decided the overall impression of this album might be very large the part of the realization by the idea and the guest that Stanley Clarke is variegated. The appointment of the musician who has various exchanges for Stanley Clarke shows various respects by the tune. And, the sense of Stanley Clarke of arranging the musician by the tune and the idea of the tune might be the points well along in the age. It might be a calculated flow that never puts out only the technology forward as a part of his room.

Element that receives flow from Clarke/Duke project. And, the success of DUO with Larry Graham that enchants the spectator in "Live Under The Sky" done in Japan in 1985 etc. surely expanded the width of the music character of Stanley Clarke and are doing. And, those element and idea are splendidly expressed by this album. Part of tune and Fusion that arranges song as the entire impression of album. And, abundant ideas of this album that the element of AOR also took have succeeded to some degree as the work.

"Hideaway" are the performances of all by Stanley Clarke excluding the rhythm of Gerry Brown. The line of gentle Bass might be Fusion with the element of AOR and mellow. As for the line of Bass, some Overdub is given. Moreover, the melody to which Bass gets on is established advances with a gentle sound.

As for "Overjoyed", the theme of Bass twines round a variegated sound of the guitar of Stanley Jordan. The negotiation on the guitar and Bass advances alternately with fast and slow. And, the keyboard of Alan Pasqua that raises the quality of the tune never obstructs the tune. Overwhelming solo of the guitar is twined around solo of Bass that understands the tune. The melody of Bass that takes an original sense is impressive.

"My Love,Her Inspiration" is Fusion with the element of AOR where the melody of Sax of George Howard shines. Stanley Clarke is performed by making good use of tenor Bass in this tune. It is in the rhythm section of Alphonso Johnson and Rayford Griffin that supports Stanley Clarke that freely performs a gentle melody. The obbligati of the keyboard that Alan Pasqua is of course good also contributes to the tune.

"Where Do We Go" has appointed the song of Angela Bofill. It might be a tune with gloss with the element of mellow. The perfection of the tune is raised in union the band. Gary Herbig takes charge of Sax. The transposition of Chord with the feature affects well, too. The line of Bass that doesn't obstruct the song might always be appearance of room and the idea.

Old friend's Herbie Hancock participates in "The Boys Of Johnson Street". Especially, the idea and the methodology of Herbie in the 80's might come out from the tune strongly because Herbie Hancock participates. The flow of the keyboard with the anacatesthesia catches the age well. And, it might be a point to have to make a special mention of the existence of Stewart Copeland that participates in this tune. The performance of Stewart Copeland does the performance with an indeed electronic element. And, the performance of Bass to make good use of Slap merges splendidly in the tune. Stewart Copeland and Stanley Clarke shift to the flow by "Animal Logic" after this.

Old friend's David Sancious participates in "Old Friend". It is Fusion round which the sound of a good keyboard for the line of Bass to make good use of cutting twines. The guitar of Dan Huff also contributes to the tune. And, a good idea of David Sancious that appears everywhere enchants the listener. It fights by an of course solo of Bass overwhelming technology. The idea of the tune to which this tune was surely done in the 70's might be followed.

Stanley Clarke plays all musical instruments to "When It's Could Outside" alone. It advances by arranging an electronic melody in the sound of the glittering keyboard. The line of Bass makes a variegated sound. It is ..Fusion by which this tune also caught the age.. finished. The sound of Bass is given Overdub and gives width to the impression of Solo and the theme. The rhythm used might also exactly have an electronic sound in the 80's.

"Listen To The Beat Of Your Heart" has appointed the song of Bernard Jackson. The music that a top musician always creates for the item of Jazz/Fusion gives a superlative degree performance and the idea to the element of the song. The technology will have the part that cannot be processed with machine parts. The tune is contemporary music that catches the age. An electronic sound of Alan Pasqua and the guitar of Paul Jackson Jr also contribute.

"Basketball" will be reminiscent of the tune of Herbie Hancock in the 80's. The melody of Sax of George Howard shines. The tune is Fusion that has an electronic element and is advanced. The performance of a part overwhelming the technology of Bass and good comes out. The transposition of complex Chord is placed and the performance continues the dash feeling.

"I'm Here To Stay" might be a tune for Bass and the song of Larry Graham. It is a gentle tune to which the element of AOR is taken. A good keyboard for a steady rhythm twines with the chorus. The impression of the album might be consistent.

The width of the music that Stanley Clarke expanded in the 80's might be indeed variegated. And, room and the idea are splendidly expressed by this album. And, a variegated guest also is contributing splendidly.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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