Quite possibly the first “shredder” on bass, Clarke rose to international stardom with Chick Corea and Return to Forever and never came back down, forging a four decade career as one of the most dynamic and charismatic bass players in history. His latest album, Up, is a slickly-produced affair with a gaggle of good friends, including the Harlem String Quartet, drummer Stewart Copeland from The Police (there’s no mistaking his beat), and Corea himself, in a heartfelt moment between two old friends. He continues to keep his finger on the pulse of modern jazz, enlisting young virtuosos drummer Mike Mitchell, pianist Beka Gochiashvili and keyboardist Cameron Graves in his current band.

Thu., Feb. 26, 8:30-10 p.m.; Feb. 26-28, 10:30 p.m.-midnight, 2015
(Expired: 02/28/15)

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