I went to the early show this past Friday to see Stanley Clarke at Evanston Space. What a great show, albeit short. I hadn’t seen Mr. Clarke before and I’m so glad I finally got to see him play. What an amazing Bassist. He seems to be built to play the bass – it seems so effortless to him. His drummer has that quality as well. It seems like for both those guys the instrument and themselves are just one thing.
The show started off with Mr. Clarke on electric playing Goodbye Pork Pie Hat and School days (the latter, I guess, is obligatory). Really great but for me things were the best when he played double bass. Just amazing.
In some ways, I wish I went to the later show but in one way I don’t. The snow had start to come and it was a bit treacherous on the long drive home. It probably would have been worse coming home later.
If Mr. Clarke returns to Chicago I will make a strong effort to see him again.