Mike Clark Announces Carnival of Soul
"In my early twenties I had my own organ trio gig in a jazz club for half a dozen years. I always loved playing the music because the B3 is such a strong instrument with a big sound--it frees the drums to just play all out. I also did a lot of organ gigs when I first came to New York in the 80s. It's not the setting where I've done most of my jazz playing but I wanted to record an homage to this unique genre that I love so much. I got together some truly fantastic musicians--most of us go way back--and we just had a whole lot of fun."
Clark signed to Al Hall's Owl Studios late last year, and 'Carnival of Soul' marks his debut release on the label. Hall noted: "Owl Studios is very pleased to add a drummer of such legendary status to our roster. Mike's career has been unbelievable and we look forward to watching that career continue with his new 2010 release." In addition to Clark on drums, the album features Jerry Z, Delbert Bump and Jeff Pittson on Organ, Steve Homan and Rez Abbasi on Guitar, Delbert McClinton on vocals, Tim Ouimette on Trumpet, Lenny White on Drums, Kevin McKendree on Piano, Owl Studios artist Rob Dixon on Tenor Sax and others.
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