More of the same fantastic musical roller-coaster ride is on the way in the 2012 Blue Note Jazz Festival with the new Clarke/Duke 4 “Bring It” Tour.
It’s been six years since Clarke and Duke toured together, and both are excited to hit the road together again.
“I’m looking forward to these performances, because the most fun I have touring is with George.
We have a good time together,” remarked Clarke.
Duke concurred: “Touring with Stanley is always a good thing, because he’s a nut.
He’s the younger brother I never had.” Don’t miss these two musical legends performing the unique blend of jazz fusion they helped pioneer almost 40 years ago.
Multi-Grammy Award-winning bassist Stanley Clarke became the first bassist in history who could double on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and the first bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide.
A veteran of over 40 albums, he won the 2011 Best Contemporary Jazz Album Grammy for his album The Stanley Clarke Band.
Clarke co-founded the seminal fusion group Return to Forever with Chick Corea and Lenny White.
This year Return to Forever won a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for the disc Forever (2011).
Clarke has collaborated with Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Paul McCartney, and Keith Richards, to name a few.
An accomplished film and TV composer of over 60 projects, his credits include Boyz n the Hood (1991), the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993), Romeo Must Die (2000), and The Transporter (2002).
He has garnered three Emmy Nominations and a BMI Award for his scoring.
One of the foremost keyboard pioneers, he helped usher in the ’70s fusion revolution with his work with Jean Luc Ponty and Frank Zappa.
Through the years, along with his 30 solo projects and busy producing schedule, Duke has acted as musical director for numerous artists and television specials, including the Soul Train Music Awards and NBC’s Sunday Night Show.
George Duke - keyboards, string arrangements, synthesizer, bass synthesizer, lead and background vocals, master clapper
Stanley Clarke - basses, cello, guitars, sitar, string arrangements, lead and background vocals
John Robinson - drums
Gary Foster - alto and tenor saxes
Jerry Hey - piccolo trumpet, C trumpet
Michael Boddicker - synthesizer, synthesizer bass
Jorge Del Barrio - conductor
Kennneth Yerke - strings
Israel Baker - strings
Denyse Buffum - strings
Rollice Dale - strings
Bonnie Dougls- strings
Assa Drori - strings
Endre Granat - strings
Paula Hochhalter - strings
Selena Hurford - strings
Nils Oliver - strings
Arthur Royval - strings
Sheldon Sanov - strings
Frederick Seykora- strings
Barbara Thomason - strings
Marcia Van Dyke - strings
Dorothy Wade - strings
Produced by Stanley Clarke and George Duke
01. Wild Dog 3:30
02. Louie Louie 5:07
03. Sweet Baby 3:48
04. I Just Want To Love You 3:51
05. Never Judge A Cover By Its Book 1:44
06. Let's Get Started 3:59
07. Winners 4:02
08. Touch And Go 4:38
09. Finding My Way 5:39