This impressive twofer features a pair of the world's foremost contemporary bass players, each leading his own band. Arguably the most influential bassist of the last three decades, Stanley Clarke (pictured) earned renown as a tireless innovator—funky slap technique, melodic sense, among dozens—while a sideman for jazz giants, as a member of the pioneering jazz fusion group Return to Forever, and leading his own Stanley Clarke Band, whose latest eponymous album just won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Wooten is just about as versatile as Clarke. He's long been an integral part of the genre-bending Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, as well as leading his own band in many uncharted directions. A remastered version of A Show of Hands, a classic 1996 release from the five-time Grammy winner, is about to be reissued with additional tracks.
Tue., March 15, 7 & 10 p.m., 2011