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The Stanley Clarke Band Plays it Happy on “Up”
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The Stanley Clarke Band Plays it Happy on “Up”

Jazz instrumentalists have the luxury of playing music all over the emotional scale, says superstar jazz bassist Stanley Clarke. That might mean pieces that are way up, way down, or esoteric. You would be right if you guessed that his latest album with The Stanley Clarke Band, , is on the cheerier end of that scale. Why did he go...

New Stanley Clarke Band Album, “UP”, Set for Late September Release
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New Stanley Clarke Band Album, “UP”, Set for Late September Release

Jazz-fusion bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke’s latest is set to drop September 30. UP, from The Stanley Clarke Band, promises a blend of electric and acoustic bass work from the legendary Clarke. Clarke’s former bandmates, pianist/keyboardist Ruslan Sirota and drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. appear on the album being released by Mack Avenue Records, as do acoustic pianist Beka Gochiashivili and drummer...

Stanley Clarke: “Lopsy Lu” (1976 Downbeat Awards Performance)
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Stanley Clarke: “Lopsy Lu” (1976 Downbeat Awards Performance)

We’re celebrating the birthday of one of the long-time greats in music and bass history, the one and only Stanley Clarke. Here he is performing “Lopsy Lu” at the 1976 Downbeat Poll Winner Awards show, along with Jean-Luc Ponty on violin, Chick Corea on piano and Billy Cobham on drums. Wow. Just wow.

Bass of the Week: Lieber Guitars Spellbinder 2001
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Bass of the Week: Lieber Guitars Spellbinder 2001

Stanley Clarke has not only pushed the way people play the bass, he’s helped to push the way people build the bass. The legendary player is known for experimenting with new concepts in bass designs ranging from body materials, electronics, and tunings. In 1979, Clarke commissioned luthier Thomas Lieber to build an all composite bass. Their partnership resulted in a...

Stanley Clarke Announces Band and Duo Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Stanley Clarke Announces Band and Duo Tour Dates

Stanley Clarke is hitting the road once again this summer with several shows in North America and full European tour. The legendary bassist’s band will be have three standalone dates with two festivals in the mix. The Playboy Jazz Festival in Hollywood on June 14th will feature a special tribute to the late George Duke, with whom Clarke was a...

Jeff Beck Group and Stanley Clarke: “Lopsy Lu” Live
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Jeff Beck Group and Stanley Clarke: “Lopsy Lu” Live

In 2006, Jeff Beck’s group took the stage at the North Sea Jazz Festival, with Randy Hope Taylor on bass, Jason Rebello on keys and Vincent Colaiuta on drums. During the performance, Stanley Clarke joined the band to perform Clarke’s tune “Lopsy Lu” (with Taylor continuing to hold it down, and a little Hendrix thrown in). Enjoy!

Stanley Clarke Announces Winter/Spring 2014 Tour Dates
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Stanley Clarke Announces Winter/Spring 2014 Tour Dates

Bass legend Stanley Clarke has announced tour dates through April. It begins February 21st in White River Junction, Vermont then heads across the Northeast and Midwest before heading to Chile for a one-off perforamnce. The trek is rounded out by concerts in Florida, California and New York City. Four of the dates include a special program called “Stanley Clarke Presents...

Juraj Griglak and Stanley Clarke Jam (1985)
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Juraj Griglak and Stanley Clarke Jam (1985)

The incredibly talented Slovakian bassist Juraj Griglak just posted this awesome video from the 1985 Bratislava Jazz Festival. Griglak got to hop on stage to jam out with the Stanley Clarke Band and ripped up some crazy slap lines. Clarke shouts, “we got a good one!” just before jumping into the action himself. Too cool.

Chick Corea Releases “The Vigil”, Featuring Hadrien Feraud and Stanley Clarke
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Chick Corea Releases “The Vigil”, Featuring Hadrien Feraud and Stanley Clarke

After releasing four collaborative albums last year, legendary keyboardist Chick Corea has gotten back to creating his own songs with The Vigil. The effort includes a brand new band filled out by saxophonist Tim Garland, guitarist Charles Altura, drummer Marcus Gilmore and bassist Hadrien Feraud. The band, which is also called The Vigil, gives Corea the opportunity to return to...

Clarke Copeland Band: School Days
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Clarke Copeland Band: School Days

In celebration of Stanley Clarke’s birthday, we thought we’d celebrate with a recent take of a Stanley classic. Here’s the Clarke Copeland Band performing “School Days” last year at the Jazz Festival in Sète. Happy birthday, Mr. Clarke!