Are you a huge Stanley Clarke fan?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by sfbassplayer, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Last edited: Feb 27, 2019
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Might as well start a thread about posters in off topic right? Seems fair.
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  3. Huge Stanley Clarke fan but not looking to buy and memorabilia, booo
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  4. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    If I had thought there would one day be a market for used promo materials and memorabilia I never would have gotten rid of the lifesized cardboard cutout of Stanley Clarke that someone gave me 30-something years ago!
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  5. Yes but I'm trying to eat less and exercise more.
  6. It took me a second but I'm tired, just got home from a gig.;)
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  7. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    Is there a place where you can buy cool posters of famous bass players? I can't find much.
  8. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    He was the one who made me switch from guitar to bass.
    And oriented my aesthetic preferences toward basses dark wood basses with gold hardware and no pickguard.
    But when he started the "Clarke/Duke Project"thing I began to drift from him.

    Don't want anything from him except maybe one of his older Alembic basses.
  9. I have listened to and owned many, many Stanley records. The Clarke/Duke Project records are not to my taste at all, though I made the terrible mistake of buying two of those records at once...and I hated them both.

    I will say that I generally don't listen to much of his playing these days, though when I was in my late teens I really dug a lot of his stuff, though I always preferred Jeff Berlin and Jaco.
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  10. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Yep. The man is amazing.
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  11. Lance Bunyon

    Lance Bunyon

    Jul 17, 2018
    If you haven't, you owe yourself a listen to the first two Return to Forever albums. Stanley plays upright most of the way through the first and all the way through the 2nd (Light As A Feather).
    Not a week goes by when I don't play Light As A Feather.
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  12. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    it's easy to dig stanley.
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  13. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    A couple favorite Stanley moments

  14. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    From 6:34 - 7:39 ...proof positive that Steve Gadd has the most amazing combination of telepathic ears and monster technique on the planet. And George Duke is right there with him. When was the last time you heard two musicians actually listen to the bass solo?
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  15. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    The guitar on there is also outstanding. I always thought David Sancious is one of the overlooked of the fusion guitarist from the 70's. Most people talk about School Days as "THE" Stanley Clarke albums from that period, my choice always has been his self title one or Journey To Love.
  16. David Sancious is a wizard. Great guitarist and keys player!
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  18. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Inactive

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    His music is way too diverse to say either yes I like him or no I don't. Even his Return to Forever work. I love some of it, some is just embarrassingly dated and awful.

    I feel about Stanley the same way I feel about Jaco - whether or not I like a particular piece of music, I have tremendous respect for what they accomplished and we all owe them a debt of gratitude for showing us all that the bass player can have an equal role in a band.
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  19. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
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  20. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Not the biggest fan, but I like him a lot and I have a bunch of albums.

    I'm a Jaco fan boy and a Jazz Fusion passionate.

    I had the chance to see him with SMV Trio and it was great.

    School days is not his best work, in my opinion. And everything with Return to Forever is superb.

    Light as a Feather, as stated above, is a masterpiece.

    And Steve Gadd is The Man.