Stanley Clarke Band: Live at Yoshi’s

Photos by Stuart Brinin of recent performance by noted bassist and his band

On the heels of winning the Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, bassist Stanley Clarke brought his band to Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA for a sold out performance on April 1, 2011. An original member with keyboardist Chick Corea of the jazz fusion group Return to Forever, Clarke performed a stirring set switching back and forth between upright and electric bass.The band played many of the cuts from their Grammy-winning CD, plus a beautiful tribute to John Coltrane.

Ruslan Sirota performing with Stanley Clarke at Yoshi's in Oakland on April 1, 2011
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David Nathan performing with Stanley Clarke at Yoshi's in Oakland on April 1, 2011
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Charles Altura performing with Stanley Clarke at Yoshi's in Oakland on April 1, 2011
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Charles Altura performing with Stanley Clarke at Yoshi's in Oakland on April 1, 2011
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Ronald Bruner, Jr. performing with Stanley Clarke at Yoshi's in Oakland on April 1, 2011
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Stanley Clarke performing at Yoshi's in Oakland on April 1, 2011
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Ruslan Sirota, Charles Altura, Ronald Bruner, Jr. and David Nathan performing with Stanley Clarke at Yoshi's in Oakland on April 1, 2011
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Stanley Clarke performing at Yoshi's in Oakland on April 1, 2011
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