Mike Clark’s Blindfold Test in downbeat magazine
Sometimes called the "Godfather of Liner Funk" for his work with Herbie Hancock's Headhunters in 1975-'77, Mike Clark describes himself as "bepop and post-bepop drummer." In addition to co-leading the band Wolf & Clark Expedition (with pianist Michael Wolff), he has appeared on albums by pianist Vince Guaraldi, trumpeter Eddie Henderson and drummer Lenny White. This is his first Blindfold Test.
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Summertime: “Clark exhibits a versatility rarely associated with him. Not only does he keep solid time and provide strong, focused solos, but his coloring and accents are equally dynamic. Press rolls, rim shots, nudges, curls, pops, probes, delicate caresses and sundrous booms are all part of his greater arsenal, and each can be unleashed by the slightest of whims.”