Stanley Clarke – ‘Up’ [Review]
On this twelve-track long player, über-groovy bass maestro Stanley Clarke set out to have fun with some legendary friends – and a tangible sense of shared joy, excitement, and creative intentionality shines through every second of Up. After 40 solo albums, it’s safe to say that Stanley Clarke has established a signature sound all his own – and although long-time bass fans may feel that they know what to expect, there’s a genuine vibrancy and freshness on Up that marks it out as an exceptional album.
Personal highlights included ecstatically funky opening tune Pop Virgil, the bottomless happy grooves of Brazilian Love Affair, and closing Clarke/Corea duet La Canción de Sofia. Consider yourself invited to dive in and discover your own.
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