Jazz/funk fusion demigod Stanley Clarke returns to Austin with a new band in tow. Consisting of four young musicians, 4Ever includes guitarist Colin Cook, saxophonist Emilio Modeste, keyboardist Beka Gochiashvili (a piano prodigy brought to the U.S. by Condoleezza Rice – there’s gotta be a story there), and drummer Jeremiah Collier. Some are relative veterans of the virtuoso bassist’s band, some newcomers. Regardless, it’s a testament to the 72-year-old bandleader’s intelligence that he sees value in the time-honored tradition of mentoring and collaborating with young players – for their benefit, his own, and, no doubt, that of the jazz-hungry audience.
Tue., Sept. 5, 8pm