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April 12, 2011

Our Concert Review of The Stanley Clarke Band | Live at The Jazz Alley

The Stanley Clarke Band – Live in Concert at Jazz Alley on April 8, 2011

Seattle, Washington
By Peggy Oliver

of the first and few opportunities to experience a live concert was as a
college student in the mid seventies; having the privilege to see
Return to Forever featuring Chick Corea. The band’s young yet much
heralded bass player Stanley Clarke commanded the stage whether as a
sideman or soloist. His dexterity on the instrument – electric or
acoustic – was breathtaking. It was not always about the speed, but
expanding the harmonics, chords and its possibilities. Clarke had a full
arsenal of basses at his disposal including the tenor and piccolo
basses, which is the norm for his recording and concert repertoire. To continue, please click “MORE”!