Mika (Yoshida) Stoltzman marimba
Richard Stoltzman clarinet
Eddie Gomez bass
Steve Gadd drums
In February 2012, three of today's greatest jazz musicians and arguably the world's top classical clarinetist entered Avatar Studios in New York to record a twelve-minute epic by the legendary Chick Corea. The resulting track, Marika Groove with marimbist Mika (Yoshida) Stoltzman, drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Eddie Gomez, and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, captures the brilliance of both the composer and performers in a sprawling cut with constant interplay between the instruments and melodic marimba lines, which (Yoshida) Stoltzman navigates with ease.
Big Round Records is proud to announce the release of MARIKA GROOVE, the second release in our catalog from the (Yoshida) Stoltzman-Gadd-Gomez trio and the second work by Corea featured on the label.