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Stanley Clarke - School Days CD (album) cover


Stanley Clarke


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.64 | 64 ratings

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3 stars Everybody knows who this gentleman is, so I will skip the introduction, and concentrate about the album only. To me School days from 1976, the forth album from his solo career was a little diseppointing in comparation with what he does with RTF. There is more fusion, more elaborated arrangements, on solo, to me is less enjoyble. Sometimes I have the feeling I'm listning to Dixie Dregs, I mean the opening track School Days is absolute a Dixie Dregs clone, same arrangements same country jazzy moments, the guitar sound is one on one with the Morse's tone. Maybe the album is not so solid, like for example thier second and third album, because on every piece he has a diffrent line up. OK the musicians are all top notch, each one with realy solid back ground in this field, but the whole sound is not very exciting. John McLaughlin - David Sancious - George Duke - Billy Cobham - among many others featuring here are very well known musicians, and as individuals each one are masters at the instruments they play, but here together with the excellent bassist Stanly Clarke doesn't made a solid unit, each one play in his language and the result is a good album but nothing over the top, realy. 3 stars desearve this album for sure, but I know many more who has more exciting momets then this . I prefer him in RTF over here, or on the second and third album. Not a bad album , but without sustance. Anyway , I like the cover art, as title suggest the school moments are always a pleasure to remember.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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