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Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon
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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 meet up with bassists Will...

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

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, starting at the Ponte Vedra...

“The Bass Book” Published in Revised Third Edition
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“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 interviews with bass makers and...

Stanley Clarke Scores Latest Barbershop Film
New Albums

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 “Brother One Stop” from the...

Stanley Clarke Goes Acoustic in Jazz Trio
New Albums

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 trio’s takes on classics like...

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

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”, which appeared on Clarke’s album,...

Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan & George Duke: Live 1990
Bass Videos

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 nice document of three masters...

The Stanley Clarke Band: No Mystery, Live
Bass Videos

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 work, and a jaw-dropping percussive...

Stanley Clarke Band with Beka Gochiashvili: Brazilian Love Affair
Bass Videos

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.

Stanley Clarke and Sidiki Diabaté: The Meeting
Bass Videos

Stanley Clarke and Sidiki Diabaté: The Meeting

We love it when different styles come together to make something new. Here’s a unique and beautiful clip sent to us by our Facebook friend “Ladyblue Utrecht” of bass master Stanley Clarke performing with Malian kora player Sidiki Diabaté. The kora is a traditional west African harp-like instrument with 21 strings. Clarke meshes with Diabaté’s rhythms perfectly to create a...