Stanley Clarke and Friends

Blue Note , Greenwich Village Sunday April 27 2014 20:00

What hasn't Clarke played over the course of his four-decade career? He's proficient in mainstream jazz, of course, but has also taken on chamber-scaled projects of genuine delicacy and electric fusion of arena-rock proportions. This two week residency at the Blue Note features the veteran bassist in two settings: first, he turns up with the iconic Ron Carter for a jazz bass duet of legendary proportions (March 28 through April 2); the week after, the maestro brings his Stanley Clarke Band to the stage to celebrate the release of a new CD (April 4 to April 9). He hasn't released much info on the record, but we expect an extension of his funky 2014 effort, Up, which skewed toward fusion while plumbing a range of genre impulses.


Venue name: Blue Note
Address: 131 W 3rd St
New York
Cross street: between Sixth Ave and MacDougal St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 6pm–1am; Fri, Sat 6pm–4am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St
Price: bar $30, table $45