Journey to Love

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All Music Guide - Daniel Gioffre
It has often been said that Stanley Clarke did for the fretted electric bass in the 1970s what fellow virtuoso Jaco Pastorius did for the fretless. For any aspiring jazz-rock bassist coming up in the time between Bitches Brew and Feels So Good, Stanley's innovative playing, which combined a distinctive slap-pop style with fluid finger-style work informed by his acoustic playing, was a required assignment. Although School Days, with its catchy signature song, is perhaps the most listened to of his albums, it is on Journey to Love, Clarke's second solo offering for Columbia, that his muse is most confidently and persuasively displayed. He is assisted in this worthy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Daniel Gioffre
It has often been said that Stanley Clarke did for the fretted electric bass in the 1970s what fellow virtuoso Jaco Pastorius did for the fretless. For any aspiring jazz-rock bassist coming up in the time between Bitches Brew and Feels So Good, Stanley's innovative playing, which combined a distinctive slap-pop style with fluid finger-style work informed by his acoustic playing, was a required assignment. Although School Days, with its catchy signature song, is perhaps the most listened to of his albums, it is on Journey to Love, Clarke's second solo offering for Columbia, that his muse is most confidently and persuasively displayed. He is assisted in this worthy endeavor by a whole carload of world-class talent. Jeff Beck shows up for two songs, the title track and the appropriately-titled "Hello Jeff." His lead guitar is as expressive and unpredictable as ever, capable of bringing a smile to the face of the most jaded listener. Return to Forever bandmates Chick Corea and Lenny White also turn up, as well as fellow traveler Mahavishnu John McLaughlin. Not to be overlooked are the tremendous talents of keyboardist George Duke, drummer Steve Gadd, and guitarist David Sancious. The caliber of the musicians aside, Journey of Love is full of great tunes, great grooves, and absolutely amazing bass playing. Clarke moves from percussive slapping to almost guitaristic chording to full-speed improvising with bewildering ease. Make no mistake about it, this is one of the finest fusion albums to come out of the 1970s, and it is the single best demonstration of the skills and the sound that make Clarke one of the most important figures to ever pick up the instrument.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972415024
  • Catalog Number: 724150
  • Sales rank: 4,843

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stanley Clarke Primary Artist, Organ, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Electric Bass, Conductor, Gong, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Bells, Acoustic Bass, Piccolo Bass, Handbells
Jeff Beck Guitar, Electric Guitar
George Duke Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Clavinet, Moog Synthesizer, Bells, ARP, Mini Moog, Arp Odyssey
Jon Faddis Trumpet, Brass
Tom "Bones" Malone Trombone, Brass
John McLaughlin Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Lew Soloff Trumpet, Brass
Lenny White Drums
David Sancious Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar
David Taylor Trombone, Brass
John Clark Horn, Brass
Earl Chapin Horn, Brass
Chick Corea Piano, Keyboards
Steve Gadd Percussion, Drums
Alan Rubin Trumpet, Brass
Wilmer Wise Horn, Brass
Peter Gordon Horn, Brass
Technical Credits
George Duke Arp String Ensemble
Tom "Bones" Malone Contributor
Ken Scott Producer, Engineer
Stanley Clarke Arranger, Composer, Producer
Chick Corea Composer
Bernie Kirsh Engineer
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Bernie Kirsch Engineer
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