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SCHOOL DAYS

Stanley Clarke

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.70 | 72 ratings

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Kingsnake
5 stars Excellent jazz rock fusion album with a prominent role for the electric bass but also a role for the acoustic upright bass.

This album is different than other prominent bass jazz rock artists like Eberhard Weber and Pekka Pohjola. It is less folk and jazz influenced and has more funk and rock influences where Stanley actually plays chords on his bassguitar.

It has some Return to Forever-influences but it is clear that Stanley Clarke has a sound of his own. To augment the sound and colour of the songs, Stanley carefully picked the right musicians for each song, so the list of guests is long list. But the songs have a natural flow and fit together perfectly.

Also the addition of strings and brass makes it more than just a solo-bass album.

Highly recommended!

Kingsnake | 5/5 |

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