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Stanley Clarke

Bio: Stanley Clarke (born 30 June 1951) is an American musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and bass guitar as well as his numerous film and television scores. Clarke was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was introduced to the bass as a schoolboy "by accident," when he arrived late on the day instruments were distributed to students and acoustic bass was one of the few remaining selections. [1] Having graduated from the Philadelphia Academy of Music, he moved to New York City in 1971 and began working with famous bandleaders and musicians including Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Gato Barbieri, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, Gil Evans and Stan Getz. During this period he joined the jazz fusion group Return to Forever led by pianist Chick Corea. The group became one of the most important fusion groups and released several successful and musically highly varied albums. Clarke also started his solo career in the early 1970s and released a number of albums under his own name. His most famous album is School Days (1976), which, along with Jaco Pastorius's self-titled debut, is held up as one of the greatest bass albums in the history of jazz.[citation needed] His albums Stanley Clarke (1974) and Journey to Love (1975) are also notable. From the small screen scores for ABC's short-lived series A Man Called Hawk and an Emmy nominated score for Pee-wee's Playhouse Clarke moved on to the silver screen as composer, orchestrator, conductor and performer of scores for such films as: Boyz N the Hood, the biopic of Tina Turner What's Love Got to Do with It, Passenger 57, Higher Learning, Poetic Justice, Panther, The Five Heartbeats, Book of Love, Little Big League, and Romeo Must Die. He also scored the Luc Besson produced/co-written actioner, The Transporter, starring Jason Statham and a Michael Jackson video release directed by John Singleton entitled Remember the Time. Currently his scoring may be heard on the Showtime Network program Soul Food.
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Stanley Clarke / Steve Gadd

Stanley Clarke / Steve Gadd

Stanley Clarke / Steve Gadd - My Greatest Hits
Artists: Stanley Clarke Steve Gadd  
Period: Fusion  
Instruments: Drums Guitar  

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Stanley Clarke upright bass solo.

Stanley Clarke upright bass solo.

Stanley Clarke upright bass solo.
Artists: Stanley Clarke  
Period: Fusion  
Instruments: Bass  

2979 Views, Score: 4

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