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The Guardian gave the album three stars, calling it a "return to a funk repertoire reminiscent of Clarke's roots in Chick Corea electric bands", while Allmusic gave it a score of three-and-a-half stars.
A core trio is constant throughout the album with Clarke joined by drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. Several additional musicians appear on most tracks. Clarke, in discussing the band has said that "our common thread is improvisation". Natasha Agrama and Ilsey Juber provide vocals on "Soldier". In describing the album, Clarke said, "Technically, it's a Stanley Clarke record, but it's very much a band-oriented record at the same time".
Comparing the album to a ship, he said, "I'd be the one steering the ship and keeping everybody on course. But all hands Born In The U.S.A. - The Stanley Clarke Band - Find Out!
definitely on deck, and everyone played an important role in getting Apart - Life Tone - Apart EP (File) to our destination". Talking about the track "Here's Why Tears Dry" Clarke said, "The tune came about when a family member was ending a long-time love affair.
There were a lot of tears, so I came up with that song. The tears evaporate into thin air, and the pain eventually goes away. The song was built around comments left by his fans in response to a post on Clarke's Facebook page asking for thoughts on global warming. John Fordham of The Guardian called the album a "return to a funk repertoire reminiscent of Clarke's roots in Chick Corea electric bands". He goes on to call it "more than just a box-ticking piece of jazz-funk commercialism" but laments "Clarke could probably play a lot of this kind of thing in his sleep".
Thom Jurek of Allmusic wrote that the album "feels more like a band record than anything Pantomime - Elmer Bernstein - Laurette/Prince Jack has] done in decades". He praises Clarke's choice in bandmates, calling them "prodigies in their own right" but does not praise the whole album. Clarke after Born In The U.S.A.
- The Stanley Clarke Band - Find Out! he won the Grammy. Clarke accepted his Grammy with his bandmates Ronald Bruner, Jr. Clarke was on tour in Australia with Return to Forever when he learned of his nominations. All tracks written by Stanley Clarke unless noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stanley Clarke. Stanley Clarke Lenny White.
I'm grateful on behalf of the whole band for this honor. It's humbling to be in such strong company. It's so gratifying to see that jazz and instrumental music remain such vibrant and exciting musical forms, and that we could contribute to their vitality. I'd also like to thank my wife Sofi, who's been such a strong supporter of my career, and my children, who are also making their paths in the arts.
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