2013 New Mexico Jazz Festival

Stanley Clarke Band

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Tickets: $50/$40/$30/$20 ($5 discount for Members & Students. No Member Passes)

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Best known for his work with Chick Corea’s seminal electric jazz-fusion group, Return to Forever, Grammy winning bassist, Stanley Clarke has, for four decades, thrown down the gauntlet as among the most chameleonic renaissance men of music. Renowned as a jazz bassist on upright and electric instruments, his work has touched the full spectrum of music from classical, film scores, and chamber music to rhythm & blues, pop, funk and all genres of jazz–from straight-ahead and fusion to the coolest of smooth. His latest recording, The Stanley Clarke Band, released in 2010, is, according to Clarke, new and different from just about anything he’s done before. Featuring a range of collaborative material that allowed him to venture to new levels of experimentation utilizing his arsenal of bass instruments, the music, with long extended electric pieces, harkens back to the first three albums of his solo career––Journey to Love, Stanley Clarke, and School Days–– with long extended electric pieces. The Stanley Clarke Band brings its funky electric fusion to the Lensic for this concert and features, in addtion to Clarke, Zach Brock, violin; John Beasley, keyboards; and Michael Mitchell, drums $50/$40/$30/$20 ($5 discount for Members & Students. No Member Passes)

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