45 years after his album debut, four-time Grammy® Award-winning bassist Stanley Clarke shows he is still unapproachable on both the electric and acoustic, wielding a vision of fusion and funk, breakbeats and bass-interpreted cello suites with a little help from friends like rapper/beatboxer Doug E. Fresh and trumpeter Mark Isham. Backed by a young versatile band and a collection of tunes written in the midst of a tumultuous tour of Europe, The Message (available June 29 via Mack Avenue Records) swells with an abundance of strength, soul and astounding musicianship.
Stanley Clarke, guitar, bass, cello Doug E. Fresh, vocal, rapper/beatboxer Mark Isham, trumpet
01. And Ya Know We’re Missing You 02. After The Cosmic Rain/Dance Of The Planetary Prince 03. The Rugged Truth 04. Combat Continuum 05. The Message 06. Lost In A World Alternative Facts 07. Alternative Facts 07. Bach Cello Suite 1 (prelude) 08. The Legend Of The Abbas And The Sacred Talisman 09. Enzo’s Theme 10. To Be Alive