Stanley Clarke plays "Under The Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stanley Clarke plays "Under The Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Stanley Clarke Trio at The Blue Note NYC 10/13/09
Stanley Clarke Trio with Hiromi and Lenny White
I was mesmerized by Hiromi - piano player.
Her emotions - you can see around 4:16 - during piano solo, opposite to Lenny White's, forced me to post the link to that video. WOW.
I think she is capable of breaking some piano keys and strings.
Even Flea looks more subdued than Hiromi, especially lately.
Of course, the Grand Master-Virtuoso, Stanley Clarke.
Only Stanley can slap a hollow body bass and sound that good. Hiromi is fierce! Thanks for posting.
Waiting for the way for haters, but I'd say they butchered this.
They turned what is a very melodic, beautiful song into a ragtime spoof.
I`m hoping my sound card is a little off........ nope, it must be YT.
It's not a knock on the musicians or their ability, they're all phenomenally talented, but I think they should have chosen another song to vamp over. By the end of the tune it's unrecognizable. What's the point of doing a cover, then?
Not my thing at all.
Maybe, this version sounds better:
The Stanley Clarke Trio - Under The Bridge
In order to avoid any "unnecessary emotions", I decided to post different videos with the Clarke trio/duet.
"Little jam session between songs at a jazz trio show featuring Hiromi, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White -- this was part of the late night session on October 13, 2009."
Stanley Clarke Hiromi - Three Wrong Notes - TVJazz.tv
Stanley & Hiromi.
performed at the jazz @ the Bistro- St. Louis, MO
February 3rd, 2011
P.S. Just plain Hiromi Uehara - piano - "I've Got Rhythm".
Well, if you would read my post you might find this sentence:
"It's not a knock on the musicians or their ability, they're all phenomenally talented..."
This sounds like something I would hear in an elevator.
Yes, it's that horrid!
"What makes jazz unique"
(Risky. Dangerous. Scary. A way to break the rules.)
"Itís not that jazz songs donít have recognizable melodies. They do, but thatís just a small part of it. In jazz, a melody begins a song, but then each musician will take turns improvising, playing all kinds of crazy notes: high, low, long, short, gravelly and clear.
The performers who are not soloing are playing quietly in the background, or comping, short for accompanying. Then at the end of the song, the melody returns. Improvising is what makes a jazz song different every time you hear it, unlike any pop song you hear on the radio."
"Like most people who don't listen to it, jazz, on the surface, sounds like a bunch of relatively random notes going by and seems to have no real structure or recognizable melody. Of course, this is not true at all, but it's just much more complex than your typical pop style (verse, chorus, verse, chorus, etc. set to the exact same music), so most people don't have the patience to try and understand it.
The secret to jazz, of course, is improvisation. Against most non-jazz listeners conception, improvising doesn't mean playing whatever you want. To improvise is to take the melody and changes (harmony) and stretch and embellish them so you still have the same piece, but you're not just playing the same damn thing over and over and over, like in most pop songs. Of course, some jazz musicians aren't always so great at improvising, and therefore, the most famous jazz musicians whose names we've all heard (like John Coltrane and Miles Davis) are so great because they could do just that: stretch the "idea" of the piece without going into another world (although sometimes, the latter is the intention, and it can be cool too). Good improvisers can express themselves as creatively as possible, while simultaneously displaying their understanding of the piece by not losing touch with the melody, rhythm, and changes."
"Under the Bridge" has been covered several times since its release in 1992.
The song was first transcribed in 1994 by the a cappella group The Flying Pickets from their album The Original Flying Pickets: Volume 1.
Notable jazz musician Frank Bennett covered the song by fusing elements of big bands and bebop in his 1996 album Five O'Clock Shadow.
Hip hop artist Mos Def included the beginning verse of "Under the Bridge" in the song "Brooklyn," from his 1999 record Black on Both Sides. He, however, changed the line "the city I live in, the City of Angels", which refers to Los Angeles, to "the city I live in is beautiful Brooklyn," to match his song's premise.
Tony Hadley covered the song on his 1995 album Obsession.
Britain's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has modified "Under the Bridge" at several concertsóthey perform various rock pieces combined into a single orchestral ensemble, often including the Chili Peppers' hit.
Alternative hip hop band Gym Class Heroes performed "Under the Bridge" on the 2006 assemblage Punk Goes '90s, an album that compiled popular rock songs from the 1990s being covered by contemporary artists.
Gym Class Heroes continued to play "Under the Bridge" during their tour; lead singer Travis McCoy has said it is "a timeless song. It's one of those songs you hear and are like 'Damn did this **** just come out?'"
The most successful cover version of "Under the Bridge" was released in 1998 by the British/Canadian pop band All Saints, with the single reaching number one in the United Kingdom. The cover removed the final verse of the song that discusses drug use - Red Hot Chili Peppers were, however, displeased with this version; Kiedis felt the cover was poorly recreated and, with the omission of the final verse, it lost all personal significance.[
The 1993 "Weird Al" Yankovic song "Bedrock Anthem," is part parody of "Under the Bridge" and "Give It Away." Yankovic's satire includes an intro similar to that of "Under the Bridge".
In 2009, the Stanley Clarke Trio covered the song from his album "Jazz in the Garden."
The simple music of the untrained common folk is rarely improved by the meandering musings of more learned musicians. Somehow it loses the element of realness that made it great to begin with.
P.S. - I spent the better part of a decade playing drums in various jazz ensembles, even holding a weekly 'house band' slot for a few years.
I didn't like their interpretation.
It is ok to have a different opinion on the internet, seriously.
under the bridge: the supermarket version.
Yup, it doesn`t do much for me either.
Check out the big brain on Brett. :D
From "Is music theory important?"
Someone doesn't like the stuff you like as much as you do. Big whoop.
I listened to the version that was not recorded with chainsaws (this version). I didn't like it much (or the original, but for different reasons). I really liked the piano solo, but that was about it.
I don't know why you felt the need to explain jazz to us, especially considering the context: you posted a cover of a pop song by a jazz trio that most (?) of the people who commented didn't like all that much.
Perhaps those commentors don't understand jazz, but that's beside the point: it seems to me like you think that's the only concievable reason they didn't like it. Furthermore it seems like you think that to be a "musician" (I'm calling true scotsman fallacy) you MUST appreciate either specifically the piece you posted or generally pieces like that.
Please feel free to send me to Gitmo if I'm wrong. Or just reply here. That works.
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