Instruments: Piano & Drums
Label: Random Act Records
Pianist Michael Wolff & Drummer Mike Clark have combined their creative forces to launch the Wolff & Clark Expedition. In the first album, “Wolff & Clark Expedition 1” (2013) with bassist Chip Jackson, the trio navigates new musical territories to take listeners on a compelling sonic voyage. In the following “Woff & Clark Expedition 2” (2015) featuring the young and phenomenal female saxophonist Hailey Niswanger, the two pals combine their talents to create a band that further explores the boundaries of past, present & future jazz ventures!
Pianist Michael Wolff performed and recorded with several jazz legends, including Cal Tjader, Cannonball and Nat Adderley and Sonny Rollins before releasing “Impure thoughts” (2005) and “Joe’s Strut” (2009). Michael is an extraordinary player and composer.
Drummer Mike Clark has toured the world many times over, appearing with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Larry Coryell, Joe Henderson, Christian Mc Bride, John Scofield, Bobby Hutcherson, Randy Brecker, Antonio Farao and many more. Mike’s beats include some of the most sampled in hip hop. Recently Mike has been rejuvenating the Headhunters with another funding member Bill Summers and issuing a new Headhunters release, “Platinum” (2012).
In their two Expeditions, Wolff and Clark join their forces and talents in a compelling manner. No clichés here - just burning, grooving, beguiling inventions: serious jazz from superb musicians in a totally unique style. We want more… !
"WOLFF & CLARK EXPEDITION"
Michael Wolff - piano
Mike Clark - drums
Eddie Henderson - trumpet
Reggie Washington - bass
"Top 25 albums of 2015" - Downbeat
"#3 for 2 months" - Jazz Radio
"WOLFF & CLARK EXPEDITION": 2017 & 2018