Skip to main content

Stanley Clarke Archives - Page 9

An Interview with Stanley Clarke
Interviews

An Interview with Stanley Clarke

When bassists list people who constitute legends, there is one name that is continually mentioned: Stanley Clarke. There are very few bassists who have been as innovative, who have crossed styles and musical barriers, and who have changed the way we approach the bass in the way that Stanley has over his still-flourishing career. Was this an intentional guided evolution?...

SMV: Live at Vitoria Gasteiz Jazz Fest
Bass Videos

SMV: Live at Vitoria Gasteiz Jazz Fest

Here’s a great video of SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten) live at the Vitoria Gasteiz Jazz Festival, earlier this year. Or in the words of Marcus Miller: “We have a lot of bass for you. We hope you like bass.”

Concerts & Tours

Stanley Clarke Tour Update (with Corea, Clarke, White)

Stanley Clarke is continuing with the Corea, Clarke and White reunion tour through December. If you have not gotten the chance to see them live yet they are well worth checking out. From first hand experience the show is unbelievable. The upcoming dates for November and December include: 11/02/2009 Wiener Konzerthaus-Vienna AUSTRIA 11/03/2009 Fabrik – Hamburg GERMANY 11/04/2009 Tonhalle-Dusseldorf GERMANY...

Bass Videos

Stanley Clarke acoustic bass solo (1994)

In 1994, Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola and Jean Luc Ponty performed in Montreux. A DVD of the live performance emerged more than 10 years later. This segment features Clarke’s extended solo break, including quotes from his Spanish Phases for Strings and Bass and self-titled albums.

New Albums

SMV: Making Thunder Photo Book

Photographer Steven Parke released a behind-the-scenes book, SMV : making THUNDER last year, and we missed it (doh!) The book includes 40 never-before-seen photos of Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten in studio, recording their Thunder album. The book is available in both soft and hard cover formats, via Blurb. Preview the book here.

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Stanley Clarke Signature Wah-Wah

EBS Sweden has released their latest pedal product, the Stanley Clarke Signature Wah-Wah. This pedal has been designed specifically for the bass according to Clarke’s musical requirements and personal taste. The result is a “a distinctive tone and a clear idea of how it should sound, we all knew what to expect. A unique pedal design that satisfies his exacting...

Concerts & Tours

Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea and Lenny White tour announced

Bassist Stanley Clarke is rejoining Chick Corea and Lenny White for a world tour, starting September 2, 2009. The first show, at the Hollywood Bowl, will also feature Chaka Khan, Jean Luc Ponty and original Return to Forever guitarist Bill Connors! Connors’s appearance with the trio will mark the first Return To Forever reunion with the original members (the last...

News

SMV controversy on tour

Bassist Victor Wooten published two videos entitled “SMV gets robbed by Spanish Border police” on Youtube. The video comes in two parts: Part 1: Part 2: The event was recorded and posted by Wooten from his iPhone. A response to this posted video was published by In Bass We Trust saying that Wooten has misrepresented Spain. There is a Talk...

SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten in Studio Interview and Performance
Bass Videos

SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten in Studio Interview and Performance

SMV, the bass supergroup formed by Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten recorded a video before their tour, including live performances and interviews. In this segment, the bassists give their insight into bass playing, SMV and the direction of bass exposure. It also includes a special live studio performance on the opening track “Los Maestros de Las Frecuencias Bajas”...

Events

Freihofer’s Jazz Festival

The 32nd annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival kicks off on June 27th, in Saratoga Springs, NY, with over 20 performances taking place during the two-day event. On Saturday, June 27, the festival kicks off with performances by SMV – Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Gary Burton Quartet Revisited with Steve Swallow, Pat Metheny and Antonio Sanchez, Patti LaBelle, Spanish Harlem...

Concerts & Tours

SMV to headline Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

A festival with likely the longest name in festival history, The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF), kicks off today and runs through June 20th, in Rochester, NY. SMV, the bass trio consisting of Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten is among the festival’s headlining acts. More than 800 musicians will perform in more than 225 concerts. Maybe they...

Concerts & Tours

Christian McBride and Stanley Clarke to perform at Detroit International Jazz Festival

This year marks the 30th of this critically acclaimed jazz festival. Many of the best Jazz musicians from around the world will travel to Detroit and help celebrate this historical event, those of which include the talents of Christian McBride, Stanley Clarke, and many, many others. Christian McBride will perform with his new quintet. Stanley Clarke, on the other hand,...