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Corea, Clarke & White Release “Forever”
New Albums

Corea, Clarke & White Release “Forever”

Pianist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White are back at it. The trio, who formed the core for Return to Forever decades ago, have decided to revisit the group’s origins with the release of Forever, out today. The two-disc set includes 18 tracks. Disc one features live recordings from Return to Forever’s 2009 “RFT Unplugged” tour, with...

Return To Forever Announces US Tour Dates with Zappa Plays Zappa
Concerts & Tours

Return To Forever Announces US Tour Dates with Zappa Plays Zappa

Return to Forever has announced the their US dates to their World Tour, which will span August and September. Bass giant Stanley Clarke, who turns 60 in June, will be joining returning members Chick Corea and Lenny White as well as new members Frank Gambale and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty for the trek with the band, dubbed “Return to Forever IV”....

Stanley Clarke Announces 60th Birthday Bashes and Return to Forever IV Tour Dates
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Stanley Clarke Announces 60th Birthday Bashes and Return to Forever IV Tour Dates

Stanley Clarke turns 60 years old on June 30, 2011, and he’s starting the celebration early. Starting tonight, Clarke is holding a number of birthday celebration performances, with shows in Los Angeles and New York “featuring good friends and surprise special guests”. The L.A. shows will be held at Catalina’s tonight through May 14th at 8pm and 10pm each night....

Stanley Clarke: Live Bass Solo – Royale Boston (2011)
Bass Videos

Stanley Clarke: Live Bass Solo – Royale Boston (2011)

Here’s an excellent fan-shot video of Stanley Clarke taking a solo during a performance at Royale in Boston, MA on March 24, 2011. (Well, the audio is terrific… the video might cause dizziness at times.)

Stanley Clarke with Bela Fleck, Karen Briggs and Stewart Copeland: Lochs of Dread
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Stanley Clarke with Bela Fleck, Karen Briggs and Stewart Copeland: Lochs of Dread

Recorded in 2002 and later released in 2007 on Stanley Clarke‘s Night School DVD, here’s Clarke with Bela Fleck on banjo, Karen Briggs on violin and Stewart Copeland on drums, performing “Lochs of Dread”.

Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live
Bass Videos

Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live

Stanley Clarke’s 2002 concert performance at Musicians Institute in Hollywood closed with a bang, with a stage full of bassists performing Clarke’s “School Days” for the audience. Clarke is joined by Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller, and most take a solo. The entire concert was released as...

Esperanza Spalding and Stanley Clarke Among 2011 Grammy Winning Bassists
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Esperanza Spalding and Stanley Clarke Among 2011 Grammy Winning Bassists

It was another great year for bass players at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, held February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The big win of the night came for Esperanza Spalding, who beat out Justin Bieber and others to be the first jazz artist in decades to win the Grammy for “Best New Artist.” Spalding called...

Legendary Bass Guitar Songs
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Legendary Bass Guitar Songs

Hal Leonard released a series of “Legendary Songs” books, including one for the bass. Legendary Bass Guitar Songs documents 39 different tunes by legendary bassists, including James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Steve Harris, Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke. Songs by James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone, AC/DC, the Clash, the...

Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten Announce Spring Road Trip Tour 2011
Concerts & Tours

Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten Announce Spring Road Trip Tour 2011

The biggest bass tour of the year (so far) has been announced as the Victor Wooten Band and the Stanley Clarke Band will be hitting the road together throughout March. The bass heavyweights will begin their Spring Road Trip 2011 tour in Oklahoma City and work their way throughout the U.S., finishing up on the 26th as part of Gerald...

Stanley Clarke All-Star Jam at Musicians Institute
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Stanley Clarke All-Star Jam at Musicians Institute

We recently told you about Stanley Clarke’s scholarship finals. The event was a success, as Stanley shared this video and comment: “Here’s a little clip from the jam at our Scholarship Event at MI! Best event in our 10 years doin it… please go to StanleyClarke.org to donate for next year so we can make it even better!!!! THOSE KIDS...

Return To Forever: After the Cosmic Rain (1974)
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Return To Forever: After the Cosmic Rain (1974)

Here’s the original Return to Forever line up, performing for German TV in early 1974 – without an audience! Guitarist Bill Connors, who was soon replaced by Al Di Meola, is present along with Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea and Lenny White. Sadly, the camera operators and/or editor decided not to focus on Clarke very much during the first half of...

Best of 2010: Top 10 Bass Players
Best of 2010, Top Ten

Best of 2010: Top 10 Bass Players

To kick off the new year, we’re celebrating the top 10 most viewed, most searched for bassists on No Treble in 2010. #1. Tal Wilkenfeld For the second year in a row, Tal Wilkenfeld was the most viewed, most searched on bassist No Treble. Tal was busy in 2010, including a tour with Herbie Hancock, sitting in on several albums...