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  • The Stanley Clarke Band Releases “The Message”

    The Stanley Clarke Band Releases “The Message”

    The Stanley Clarke Band has returned with a new album entitled The Message, which follows up their 2010 self-titled album. It also marks 45 years since the bass master’s debut solo album. The band lineup has changed since the previous album, but Clarke has kept the stable of Cameron Graves, Beka Gochiashvili, and Mike Mitchell... »

  • Stanley Clarke Band: Beyond the Seventh Galaxy

    Stanley Clarke Band: Beyond the Seventh Galaxy

    In celebration of Stanley Clarke’s today, we’re sharing this clip of Stanley and his band going back in time with this performance of Chick Corea’s “Beyond the Seventh Galaxy.” Happy birthday, Mr. Clarke! »

  • Stanley Clarke Reveals New Album for 2018

    Stanley Clarke Reveals New Album for 2018

    45 years after his debut album as a leader, Stanley Clarke has announced his next release. The Message will feature the bass master alongside his longtime touring band of young innovators – Cameron Graves, Beka Gochiashvili, and Mike Mitchell – as well as several special guests like rapper Doug E. Fresh and trumpeter Mark Isham.... »

  • Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancler: Oleo

    Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancler: Oleo

    We were sad to hear of the passing of legendary drummer Ndugu Chancler. While he is best known as the drummer for Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” his career was marked with tons of great jazz, fusion, and funk grooves. Here’s a display of some his jazz chops with pianist Patrice Rushen and bassist Stanley Clarke... »

  • 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... »