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Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke
Born: Jun 30, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA
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Genre: Jazz, R&B
Biography: A brilliant player on both acoustic and electric basses, Stanley Clarke has spent much of his career outside of jazz, although he has the ability to play jazz with the very best. He played accordion as a youth, switching to violin and cello before settling on bass. He worked with R&B and rock bands in ...Read full biography
School Days
Released: 1976
Label: EPIC
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Every pro electric-bass player and their mothers wore out the grooves of this record when it first came out, trying to cop Clarke's speedy, thundering, slapped-thumb bass licks. Yet ultimately, it was ...Read full review
Journey To Love
Released: 1975
Label: EPIC
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It has often been said that Stanley Clarke did for the fretted electric bass in the 1970s what fellow virtuoso Jaco Pastorius did for the fretless. For any aspiring jazz-rock bassist coming up in the time ...Read full review
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