Editors’ Notes This album finds Clarke having a ball touching on several different points in his storied career. He comes out of the gate popping and plucking on the funky opener, “Pop Virgil.” He then goes into fusion overdrive for “Last Train to Sanity” and “Gotham City.” The bassist heads down to Brazil with some smooth funk and samba on George Duke’s “Brazilian Love Affair.” He trots out three more versions of his “Bass Folk Song” solo bass vehicles and revisits the title track (“School Days”) from his classic 1976 album. Through all the ups and downs, Clarke’s bass is the urgent pulsing heartbeat to these tunes, keeping things moving and grooving to the end.

SONG
Pop Virgil
1
3:17
 
Last Train to Sanity
2
3:32
 
Up
3
3:16
 
Brazilian Love Affair (Dedicated to George Duke)
4
6:36
 
Bass Folk Song #13: Mingus
5
0:57
 
I Have Something to Tell You Tonight
6
6:23
 
Trust (Dedicated to Nana)
7
3:38
 
Bass Folk Song #7: Tradition
8
1:51
 
Gotham City
9
3:42
 
Bass Folk Song #14: Dance of the Giant Hummingbird / Bass Folk Song #15: Eleuthera Island
10
2:03
 
School Days
11
5:30
 
La Canción de Sofia
12
4:08
 

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