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Stanley Clarke (Ovation/Green Valley Ranch)

We missed the first 30 minutes due to a late arrival (hey, a birthday dinner at Dragonfly can't be rushed) but it was totally worth it (both the dinner and the concert).

Mr Clarke has lost a lot of weight but none of his talent. Probably the highlight of the night was a rendition of Song for John from the Journey to Love album, in which Stanley showed us what he could do with an acoustic double bass.

He was ably assisted by three young musicians from around the world on Keys, Drums, and Electric Violin, not one of them over 25 years of age. It was a joy to watch them all play together.