Wolff & Clark – Expedition
Pianist Michael Wolff & Drummer Mike Clark have combined their creative forces to launch the Wolff & Clark Expedition. With bassist Chip Jackson, the trio navigates new musical territories to take listeners on a compelling sonic voyage. Michael Wolff has performed and recorded with several jazz legends, including Cal Tjader, Cannonball and Nat Adderley, Nancy Wilson and Sonny Rollins.
Exposed to a mass audience during his stint as bandleader of The Arsenio Hall Show, Michael is an extraordinary player and composer. Drummer Mike Clark has toured the world many times over, appearing with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Donald Harrison, Larry Coryell, and more. In both jazz and funk, Mike is recognized as a true innovator on his instrument.
His beats are some of the most sampled in the hip-hop realm. This first self-titled release features Bassist Chip Jackson. The Trio navigates tunes from Adderley to Zawinul, deconstructing and reconstituting each composition in their own compelling manner. No clichés here – just burning, grooving, beguiling inventions.
- Segregation in buses and terminals banned
- Dr. Percy Lavon Julian
- Martin R. Delany
- Fannie Lou Hamer
- Robert Tanner Freeman
- Janet Collins
- JH Hunter
- School desegregation ends
- U.S. Navy opened to Black Women
- Guion Bluford, Jr.
- Fed troops & integration – Ole Miss riot 1962
- Clarence A. “Skip” Ellis
- David Walker
- Earl Lloyd