Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Why? Why do we need a three way "Thunder" tour from Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke (even if you never hit another link on this blog, hit this one)? Why do they think that the world needs a tour from Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke? Why does it have to be called "THUNDER!"?

As much as I would like to say that I would expect this from Victor and Marcus- this is exactly the sort of stuff that they would attach their names to- but not from Stanley Clarke, he was pretty much dead to me in terms of integrity after he agreed to do a cash-grab reunion tour with Return to Forever (just in case you haven't read or seen any kind of jazz news recently: yes, Return to Forever is reuniting for a tour).

Come on guys, there's a reason Steve Swallow won the Critics Poll: it's because he has too much self-worth for a (oxymoronic) wank-y menage a trois of slapping and popping...

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