Who in their right mind would turn down the chance to play with Miles Davis? Would you believe the guy who wrote the score for Pee-Wee's Playhouse did? You would if you know that Emmy-nominated score was by bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke. And yeah, he said "no" to the father of jazz fusion. But to be fair, Clarke was busy charting his own fusion waters alongside Chick Corea in the seminal band Return to Forever. Plus, he gets a lot of offers. During his long career, the four-time Grammy winner has played with everyone from Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter to Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. This living legend is on any short list of all-time greats, and he just released a new album, The Message, a fresh and funky entry in his genre-spanning body of work. Now you can see Stanley Clarke and his band live in concert at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.