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  • Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”

    Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”

    Funk master Bootsy Collins has returned with World Wide Funk, a star-studded album with guest artists ranging from Chuck D. to Dennis Chambers to Buckethead. It’s the former James Brown bassist’s first album in six years. Like any good funk album, World Wide Funk has some killer bass thanks to Collins himself as well as... »

  • Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Bassists will be getting their due in a new documentary called Beneath The Bassline. Directed by Nick Wells, the film features loads of interview time with some of the greatest bass players in the world. Wells traveled to Fodera Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, and Aguilar Amplification in New York to get the scoop on gear and... »

  • Stanley Clarke Brings Tour Back to U.S., Teases New Album

    Stanley Clarke Brings Tour Back to U.S., Teases New Album

    After spending the year in Europe and Asia, Stanley Clarke has announced he will bringing his band back to the U.S. for a tour in December. The bass legend will be joined by Beka Gochiashvili on piano, Cameron Graves on keys, and Michael Mitchell on drums. Clarke’s seven-date run will focus on Florida and Georgia,... »

  • “The Bass Book” Published in Revised Third Edition

    “The Bass Book” Published in Revised Third Edition

    A classic bass book is back in a revised edition. The Bass Book: A Complete Illustrated History of Bass Guitars, covers everything from the introduction of the electric bass guitar in the early 1950s up through today. Written by by music journalist Tony Bacon and UK bass retailer and distributor Barry Moorhouse, the book includes... »

  • Stanley Clarke Scores Latest Barbershop Film

    Stanley Clarke Scores Latest Barbershop Film

    Enormously influential jazz bassist/composer Stanley Clarke has brought his talents to the silver screen, yet again. Clarke has a long history of composing television and movie scores (“Boyz ’N’ The Hood,” “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” and far more), and his latest is for the fourth installment in the “Barbershop” series, “Barbershop: The Next Cut.” Check out... »

  • Stanley Clarke Goes Acoustic in Jazz Trio

    Stanley Clarke Goes Acoustic in Jazz Trio

    Bass superstar Stanley Clarke is exploring his acoustic side on D-STRINGZ, his acoustic collaboration with violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and guitarist Biréli Lagrène. What’s notable is that all three are most well known for their work in electric jazz. The trio first played together at a 2012 Paris concert celebrating Ponty’s 50-year career. D-STRINGZ features the... »

  • George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Howard Hewett: Heaven Sent You

    George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Howard Hewett: Heaven Sent You

    I’m not sure if I would have ever seen this video if it hadn’t been for Pete Skjold sharing it. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve watched it since then. In this clip, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, and Howard Hewett sit in a studio for a nice acoustic performance of “Heaven Sent You”,... »

  • Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan & George Duke: Live 1990

    Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan & George Duke: Live 1990

    Rick Suchow has shared another gem of a video. We’ll let him explain: “The always adorable Chaka with Stanley Clarke and George Duke, performing ‘I Wish You Love’ live at Montreux 1990. Stanley takes a solo on his EUB. The audio is a bit hissy and this is clearly an impromptu performance, but still a... »

  • The Stanley Clarke Band: No Mystery, Live

    The Stanley Clarke Band: No Mystery, Live

    Today we’re celebrating the great Stanley Clarke’s birthday with a killer clip of his band live at Bimhuis in Amsterdam. The jazz legend and crew tackle the Return to Forever song “No Mystery”, which Clarke also released on his band’s 2010 self-titled album. Clarke pulls out all the stops with his signature bass lines, arco... »

  • Stanley Clarke Band with Beka Gochiashvili: Brazilian Love Affair

    Stanley Clarke Band with Beka Gochiashvili: Brazilian Love Affair

    During the 2014 Tbilisi Jazz Festival, Stanley Clarke took the stage with pianist Beka Gochiashvili and performed this killer version of “Brazilian Love Affair”. The tune was written by one of Clarke’s longtime collaborators, George Duke, who passed away in 2013. »