January 31, 2006
Sony Music Distribution
Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Album Review

Few are as synonymous with jazz fusion electric bass as Stanley Clarke. Whether it be his work with Return to Forever or his solo albums, Clarke pretty much single-handedly laid the groundwork for all other jazz fusion bassists to follow. And with a multitude of solo releases issued over the years, it's an understandably daunting task for a new fan to decide which is the best Clarke album to start off with. Well, here's some good news -- Sony Special Products just made your decision a whole lot easier, with the release of the 2006 budget-priced Bass Days. Comprised of ten tracks, Bass Days is an excellent Clarke sampler, as evidenced by such classics as the contagiously funky "School Days," the reflective ballad "Journey to Love," and a bass-led reading of Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat." Bass Days is a fine starting point to experience the immense bass talents of Stanley Clarke.
Greg Prato, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Sweet Baby
  2. Future Shock
  3. Speedball
  4. School Days
  5. Journey to Love
  6. Hot Fun
  7. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
  8. Funk Is Its Own Reward
  9. Wild Dog
  10. Minute by Minute [Live]