JazzTimes is reporting that Stanley Clarke is releasing his first-ever acoustic jazz trio recording. The trio consists of Clarke, Hiromi Uehara on piano and fellow Return To Forever member Lenny White on drums.
The album, Jazz in the Garden is set to release May 12th by Heads Up International, and is available for pre-order now.
Clarke shares his thoughts behind recording this album:
“I had never done an acoustic bass record, ever. There’s a long list of people on whose records I’ve played acoustic bass—Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson and many others—but I’d never done an acoustic jazz trio record of my own. So I wanted to record one that would just feature the piano and the acoustic bass in a way that you could really hear the bass.”
Check out the JazzTimes article for more.