Renowned bassist Stanley Clarke’s new recording, The Stanley Clarke Band, was released on June 15 on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, and the Roxboro Entertainment Group. Produced by Clarke and Lenny White, the range of collaborative material on The Stanley Clarke Band allows him to venture to new levels of experimentation, utilizing his arsenal of bass instruments.
“Technically, it’s a Stanley Clarke record, but it’s very much a band-oriented record at the same time,” says Clarke. “I may be the leader, but everyone played an important role in what emerged.”
The Stanley Clarke Band includes original compositions from members of the band. Clarke is joined by keyboardist Ruslan Sirota and drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. – who have been performing and recording with him for the better part of five years. Following 2009’s highly-acclaimed Jazz In the Garden, this is featured artist Hiromi Uehara’s second Clarke recording collaboration. Clarke’s rugged and complex bass work serves as the ideal foil for her trademark fiery and expressive piano chops.
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