Look...I know this topic is strictly subjective, (and probably controversial) but I just saw the Stanley Clarke Band last night and it really rocked! He played for over 2 hours straight - 2/3 on upright (bowed on 2 songs), 1/3 electric. His band was young (20, 22 & ~30) and were incredibly talented. But, I was most impressed by the technique and originality of Clarke's playing. I have seen or heard most "world class" bassists but I really don't see how it can get any better than Stanley Clarke. I guess my question is this: Is there a level of talent on the bass higher than Stanley Clarke? I'd like to hear what other music lovers/players think. Your thoughts, please!