For years, jazz fans across the globe hoped that it would happen.Two years ago their long wait was rewarded: the legendary bassistsStanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten joined forces forthe first time as SMV and played in a jam session at a gala eveningin New York. The jazz stars enjoyed themselves so much that theyrecorded a CD entitled Thunder (2008) and went on tour together. Ofcourse, the North Sea Jazz Festival cannot do without this uniqueact with the best bassists of their generation. The American greatslet their instruments resound like never before. With a mix ofheavy grooves, harmonious chords and, most of all, fantasticallymusical compositions, SMV lifts the bass guitar to unparalleledheights. Although the three men are great soloists, it is preciselythe combination of their talents, experience and passion that makesan SMV concert something not to be missed.