Preview: UK debut for Clarke and Hiromi
Bassist Stanley Clarke and pianist Hiromi are set to make their UK duo debut with a one-night only performance at the London Palladium in February
Tickets for the concert, which cost from £15-£65, can be booked online or by phone on 0844 412 4655 (please note that booking fees may apply).
Relax with the luxurious print edition of Jazz Journal and enjoy more jazz news, reviews, features and debate.
What a great gig it was too! I think most of the audience knew Stanley Clarke, though maybe from his jazz fusion, School Days and his work with George Duke, though I love his Return To Forever and Light As A Feather albums with Chick Corea. I think he's at his best with a double bass playing serious jazz.
Hiromi was new to me. I noticed her a couple of months earlier on a video with The Stanley Clarke band and thought wow, got hear some more of her. Now I can't get enough of her. There were many jazz musicians in that audience. At the interval people were wandering around looking shell-shocked but grinning broadly at the performance they were witnessing. Oh, and Stanley only played double bass all night. His trusted Alembic bass was nowhere to be seen.