One of a very famous story for Japan Jazz is that Hiromi Uehara had a remarkable encounter with Chick Corea to play the piano in front of him when she was 16 years old.
In fact she got a lot of lead from several jazz giants. One of them is Stanley Clarke!
Stanley Clarke and Hiromi Uehara released two albums.
JAZZ IN THE GARDEN in 2009
Stanley Clarke (b), Hiromi Uehara (p), Lenny White (ds)
It is rather straight ahead jazz. Hiromi said that she usually play with electric bass player, except Stanley Clarke who played both.
The other is THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND in 2010
Stanley Clarke (b), Hiromi Uehara (p), Ruslan Sirota (key), Ronald Bruner Jr.(ds) and others
It is more electric, and in several variety.
They got the Grammy Award in 2010!