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Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Omar Hakim & Stanley Clarke: “Cantaloupe Island” (1991)
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Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Omar Hakim & Stanley Clarke: “Cantaloupe Island” (1991)

Back in 1991, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Omar Hakim and Stanley Clarke took the stage at the Jazz à Vienne festival. Here’s the quartet playing Herbie’s tune “Cantaloupe Island” and having a lot of fun with it.

Stanley Clarke: Acoustic Bass Solo
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Stanley Clarke: Acoustic Bass Solo

It never ceases to amaze me how musical Stanley Clarke is, and how easy he makes it look when he’s playing. Plus, he looks cool too. Enjoy.

Alembic Unveils Stanley Clarke Signature Deluxe 5-String Bass
Basses

Alembic Unveils Stanley Clarke Signature Deluxe 5-String Bass

Stanley Clarke will be stretching out a bit more with the introduction of his new Alembic Signature Deluxe 5-string bass, which the company will offer in their signature series. Tuned E to C, the step from a 4- to a 5-string bass allows for playing Clarke’s songs written for tenor bass as well as everything written for traditional tuning. Clarke...

Legacy Releases Stanley Clarke: The Complete 1970’s Epic Albums Collection
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Legacy Releases Stanley Clarke: The Complete 1970’s Epic Albums Collection

Once again, it is time for a new wave of box sets for music buffs who love their collections of music with added memorabilia, new music (and updated versions of the old stuff). None of them can be more exciting than the limited edition box set featuring the music of Stanley Clarke. Stanley Clarke: The Complete 1970s Epic Albums Collection,...

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke & Omar Hakim: Cantelope Island, Live (1991)
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Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke & Omar Hakim: Cantelope Island, Live (1991)

Live Under the Sky 1991 featured a great line-up of Herbie Hancock with Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke and Omar Hakim. Here’s the quartet playing Herbie’s “Cantelope Island” and ripping it up. Stanley plays a solo after the half-way mark, and really locks in with Omar. Stanley even quotes MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This”. Ha. Awesomeness.

Stanley Clarke Announces Tours with George Duke and Stewart Copeland
Concerts & Tours

Stanley Clarke Announces Tours with George Duke and Stewart Copeland

Bassist Stanley Clarke is gearing up for two tours this summer – one with George Duke in the US, Japan and a Carribean cruise, and another with Stewart Copeland with dates across Europe. Clarke Duke 4 “Bring It!” Tour The Clarke Duke 4 “Bring It!” Tour pairs the duo for the first time in six years for the long-time collaborators...

Return to Forever 2008: The Sorceress (Live)
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Return to Forever 2008: The Sorceress (Live)

Oh man. This is some great music, and some sweet grooves. The reunited Return to Forever, with Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Chick Corea and Al Di Meola, performed at Montreux in July 2008. The concert was released a year later on the DVD. This performance of “The Sorceress” from that show has it all, including a great bass face by...

The Mothership Returns: Return To Forever Releasing 3-Disc Set Next Month
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The Mothership Returns: Return To Forever Releasing 3-Disc Set Next Month

Jazz/rock supergroup Return to Forever is releasing a 3-disc set of music culled from over 200 performances from last year’s world tour. The group, originally formed in the early ’70s had reunions in 1983 and 2008, before a new line-up joined together in 2010. That line-up – including existing RTF members Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White – joined...

Ben Harper, Stanley Clarke, and Stewart Copeland: So Fool For Love
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Ben Harper, Stanley Clarke, and Stewart Copeland: So Fool For Love

Drummer Stewart Copeland has a great habit of putting together random jam sessions and recording them. (Check out this one with Les Claypool, Neil Peart, and Danny Carey). This time he posted a jam with bass legend Stanley Clarke and guitarist/vocalist Ben Harper playing the tune “So Fool for Love.” As if the bass/guitar unison groove isn’t cool enough, it...

Stanley Clarke Band, Featuring Hiromi: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
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Stanley Clarke Band, Featuring Hiromi: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Not one to bow to standards, Stanley Clarke and his band made a funked up version of the typically solemn Mingus tune “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” which was originally written in memory of saxophonist Lester Young. This clip was taken from the Heineken Jazzaldia in 2010 and features world-class pianist Hiromi, drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. and keyboardist Ruslan Sirota.