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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
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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.

The Crusaders, with Stanley Clarke and Larry Graham: Put It Where You Want It, Live (1983)
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The Crusaders, with Stanley Clarke and Larry Graham: Put It Where You Want It, Live (1983)

Here’s a little piece of bass history for you. At the Live Under the Sky Jazz Festival in 1983, the Crusaders were joined by bass legends Stanley Clarke and Larry Graham for an exciting version of “Put It Where You Want It.” After some showmanship between the two bassists, Clarke waves Crusaders bassist Brad Bobo to the front and the...

Chick Corea: “Spain” Live Downbeat Performance, with Stanley Clarke (1975)
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Chick Corea: “Spain” Live Downbeat Performance, with Stanley Clarke (1975)

So cool to see these guys back in the day, performing Chick Corea’s “Spain” following a Downbeat Reader’s Poll Award for Corea. The band includes Corea’s RTF bandmates Stanley Clarke on double bass and Lenny White on drums, along with Hubert Laws on flute, George Benson on guitar, and Bill Watrous on trombone.

Stanley Clarke and Armand Sabel-Lecco: Live (2004)
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Stanley Clarke and Armand Sabel-Lecco: Live (2004)

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: the only thing better than one great bassist is two great bassists. Recorded during the 2004 North Sea Jazz Festival, here’s bassist Armand Sabel-Lecco performing alongside Stanley Clarke.

Bootsy Collins’ Funk University Year Two Under Way
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Bootsy Collins’ Funk University Year Two Under Way

Bootsy Collins’ Funk University has begun it’s second year of classes. The online funk school’s faculty for this year includes Ron Carter, Verdine White, Jack Bruce, Hansford Rowe, Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham, Jani Hendrix and more. The program, which costs $29.99 a month, includes access to on-demand video lessons, tutorials and lectures on playing and the music business as a...

Stanley Clarke: School Days, Live at Montreux 1977
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Stanley Clarke: School Days, Live at Montreux 1977

This is some old school “School Days” by Stanley Clarke. Love the way this one starts out. Scratch that, I love it all.

Stanley Clarke to Receive Miles Davis Award
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Stanley Clarke to Receive Miles Davis Award

Stanley Clarke will be honored with the Miles Davis Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival on June 26th, just before his performance with Return to Forever IV. He will be the 18th recipient of the award, which started in 1994 to recognize “a great international jazz musician for the entire body of his or her work and for that musician’s...