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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Stanley Clarke stretches his muscles and comes up with a mostly impressive, polystylistic, star-studded double album now on one CD that gravitates ever closer to the R&B mainstream. Clarke's writing remains strong and his tastes remain unpredictable, veering into rock, electronic music, acoustic jazz, even reggae in tandem with British rocker Jeff Beck. Clarke's excursion into disco, "Just a Feeling," is surprisingly and infectiously successful, thanks to a good bridge and George Duke's galvanizingly funky work on the Yamaha electric grand piano his finest moment with Clarke by far. The brief "Blues for Mingus," a wry salute from one master bassist to another ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Stanley Clarke stretches his muscles and comes up with a mostly impressive, polystylistic, star-studded double album now on one CD that gravitates ever closer to the R&B mainstream. Clarke's writing remains strong and his tastes remain unpredictable, veering into rock, electronic music, acoustic jazz, even reggae in tandem with British rocker Jeff Beck. Clarke's excursion into disco, "Just a Feeling," is surprisingly and infectiously successful, thanks to a good bridge and George Duke's galvanizingly funky work on the Yamaha electric grand piano his finest moment with Clarke by far. The brief "Blues for Mingus," a wry salute from one master bassist to another Mingus died about six months before this album's release, is a cool acoustic breather for piano trio, and the eloquent Stan Getz can be detected, though nearly buried under the garish vocals and rock-style mix, on "The Streets of Philadelphia." Yet even the talented Clarke in full creative flower couldn't quite fill a double set with new material, so he has a tendency to reprise some of his old memorable riffs a lot, and there are several energetic snapshots of his live band in action. In its zeal to get this two-LP set onto one disc, Epic deleted three of the original 15 tracks -- including at least one gem, the sizzling hard rocker "All About" -- and scrambled the order of the remaining tunes. Which is dumb, because the missing tracks only take up a bit less than 12 minutes of playing time, not enough to overload a 65-minute disc. Hunt for the double-LP version if you can still play vinyl.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/1994
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074646429525
  • Catalog Number: 64295
  • Sales rank: 64,328

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stanley Clarke Primary Artist, Organ, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Acoustic Bass, Piccolo Bass, Talk Box, oberheim
Jeff Beck Guitar, Electric Guitar
George Duke Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Piano (Grand)
Ronnie Foster Piano
Mike Garson Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Stan Getz Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bob Malach Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone
Perry Robinson Synthesizer
Tom Scott Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Lyricon
Ray Gomez Guitar, Electric Guitar
Airto Moreira Percussion
Todd Cochran Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, oberheim, Arp 2600
Dee Dee Bridgewater Vocals, Background Vocals
Gerry Brown Drums
Cathy Carson Vocals
Juanita Curiel Vocals
Steve Gadd Drums
Al Harrison Trumpet
Freddie Hubbard Flugelhorn
Phil Jost Organ, Keyboards
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Gwen Owens Vocals
Lee Ritenour Guitar, Electric Guitar
Peter Robinson Synthesizer, Keyboards
James Tinsley Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet
Al Williams Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Alfred Williams Saxophone
Darryl Brown Cymbals, Drums
David DeLeon Bass, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar
Michael Garson Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes, oberheim
Technical Credits
Ronnie Foster Contributor
Airto Moreira Executive Producer
Todd Cochran Arp String Ensemble
Darrell Brown Contributor
Cathy Carson Contributor
Stanley Clarke Producer, Contributor
Juanita Curiel Contributor
Brian Gardner Mastering
Freddie Hubbard Contributor
David Leonard Engineer
Peter Robinson Arp String Ensemble
Ed Thacker Engineer
Michael Garson Arp String Ensemble
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