What a wonderful way to cap off a great week in the Bay Area! My wife and I were priviledged to visit Yoshi's for the first time last night. We were also priviledged to be seated at the front and center table!
Stanley is playing acoustic on this tour with three young fantastic musicians. This was the final show of a three day, six show run. All but one song was familiar material even though I can't say I own any Stanley (xcept R.T.F.). The show lasted 90 minutes but I believe he only played five songs including "No Mystery", "After the Cosmic Rain", "Song For John", "Paradigm Shift" (a new song inspired by Barack Obama), and an encore that was something he "ripped off from Charlie Parker". All the young guys (drums, piano, and violin) knocked our socks off! And of course Stanley was amazing. The band communicates real well together and they can turn on a dime. Though most of the songs were very old, they sounded totally fresh and Stanley would obviously lead them into unexpected directions. Salt Lake needs a jazz club like that.
GunnAr, Mr. Clarke will be opening a new venue called "The State Room" on (no foolin'?) April 1st. 638 South State, right next to Gary Miller's foreign car repair and across the street from The Bayou. www.thestateroomslc.com Pick up a City Weekly. The ad's on page 46 of this week's issue.
Tix online are $38 with a $3.50 service fee.
Thanks for the review. I'm pissed at myself for missing this run. I was set to see this show in Santa Cruz but couldn't motivate after a long Zappa Plays Zappa show the night before, and I thought I'd see it in Oakland, but it didn't work out.
Too bad for me, it sounds like it was a good one. I love violin in most any music and it can be really good in jazz but is not found often, so I was looking forward to seeing this.
Oh well. Too many shows, never enough time.
>>seated at the front and center table! <<
>>>Too many shows, never enough time.
Move to Utah. You won't have that problem.
Was'nt Clarke in a band with Stewart Copeland (The Police) years ago? Were they any good? The two would make for one hell of a rhythmn section.
Animal Logic - I like the 1st album a lot, haven't heard the 2nd.