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A Review of “The Stanley Clarke Band”
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A Review of “The Stanley Clarke Band”

In The Stanley Clarke Band, the great bassist has released a record which is the heir to the halcyon days of School Days, Stanley Clarke and Journey to Love. There are some extended, electric fusion pieces and a range of fresh sounding music. As the title hints, it’s very much a band record: Stanley’s line up features exciting young players...

Bass Videos

Stanley Clarke: Wild Dog, Live

This video features Stanley Clarke playing one of my favorite tunes of his, “Wild Dog”. Armand Sabal-Lecco backs Stanley up in this video, which was filmed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2004.

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A Review of Lenny White’s “Anomaly”

For his first solo album in 10 years, Lenny White stated his intention of putting the rock back into jazz-rock. “We need to restart a revolution to take back the music and stop the fluff”, he says. And Anomaly is some heavy stuff: powerhouse backbeats, grinding organ and shredding guitars. There is some excellent music on this record but some...

Bass Videos

Live Under the Sky 1985: Larry Graham and Stanley Clarke

Kevin Johnson sent me this video of bassists Larry Graham and Stanley Clarke sharing the stage at Live Under the Sky in 1985. They’re jamming to Sly & The Family Stone’s “Higher”, playing bass, singing and get the crowd really into it.

Player News

Stanley Clarke Sets Release Date for New Album

Stanley Clarke has announced that he will release a new album under the title The Stanley Clarke Band on June 15, 2010. This will be the jazz legend’s 28th solo record. Joining Clarke on the album will be Japanese pianist Hiromi Uehara, keyboardist Ruslan Sirota, and drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. Hiromi also appeared on Clarke’s last release, Jazz in the...

Events

Atlanta Jazz Fest to Feature Free Performances by Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding and Stanley Clarke

The 33rd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival will feature many great jazz artists, including bass greats Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding and Stanley Clarke. The event takes place on over May 29-30 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Best of all? It’s all free. Swing Streets to Swing Beats featuring Esperanza Spalding and Raydar Ellis performs on the 29th, at 7:00 PM....

Bass Videos

Return to Forever: Vulcan Worlds

I’ve always loved the jazz-fusion music that came out of the ’70s, and Return to Forever is no exception. Check out this video of the group playing Stanley Clarke’s composition Vulcan Worlds, and watch out for the split-screen solo exchange around the 4-minute-mark.

Stanley Clarke Remake: Hot Fun by Chiel
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Stanley Clarke Remake: Hot Fun by Chiel

One of my favourite Stanley Clarke songs of the 70’s is called “Hot Fun” from the album. Here’s Dutch bassist “Chiel42” performing his own 2009 version.

New Albums

Lenny White To Release First Solo Album in 10 Years, featuring Stanley Clarke and Victor Bailey

Return to Forever drummer Lenny White has announced his first solo album in a decade, Anomaly. White will be joined by bassists Stanley Clarke and Victor Bailey, and a host of others. Anomaly finds White returning to his pioneering jazz-rock roots that helped to define the early 70’s fusion movement, and looking forward. “We need to restart a revolution so...

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Stanley Clarke helps present basses for charity

Stanley Clarke was a special guest at the Grammy Museum during a ceremony that introduced five new upright basses, which will be auctioned for charity. The basses, which were designed by artists from the Walt Disney Animation Studio, feature a New Orleans theme, an Enchanted Princess, Dumbo’s Pink Elephants, a Cheshire Cat grin, and a Genie. They will be auctioned...

Bass Videos

Stanley Clarke interview with NBC News (80’s)

In what is obviously a clip from the 80’s, here’s Brian Madden of NBC News doing an interview/story on Stanley Clarke. Is it okay if we say how glad we are that the 80’s hairstyles, clothes, eyewear and synthesizers are long gone?

Stanley Clarke & Steve Gadd: “My Greatest Hits”
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Stanley Clarke & Steve Gadd: “My Greatest Hits”

Holy moly, this is the good stuff… Stanley Clarke and Steve Gadd laying down one mean groove, mostly to the Clarke tune “Silly Putty”, and a few other hits.