The Stanley Clarke Band

Featuring Hiromi - Heads Up HUCD 3161

Never content to stand still, Clarke offers another new concept and striking new sonics. His is still the dominant voice, especially leading with his Alembic tenor bass, yet there’s an emphasis on group contributions, the tunes direct and even lyrical. Behind him is regular keyboardist Ruslan Sirota, but the main guest is Hiromi, whose pianism soars effortlessly over the electric soundbed on ‘No Mystery’ and three other tracks. You also hear singer Cheryl Bentine, guitarists Charles Altura and Rob Bacon, and saxist Bob Sheppard. Mixed by Gerry ‘The Gov’ Brown using ‘the Spacialonik process’, the sound is big and open, spectacular enough to swim in.

Sound Quality: 80%