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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by eric atkinson, Jun 21, 2001.
Just wondering? What was your fav stuff he did?
there are several reasons why I can't really give an answer to this question.
1) I don't have all his albums
2) I don't have all the albums he's ever played on
3) I think it's already too hard to choose out of the ones that I do have.
Moved to "recordings"
I think his first is still his best, but Journey to Love and School Days are close seconds.
"School Days" and "If This Bass Could talk" is great and w/ RTF "Romantic Warrior" and "Where Have I Known You Before"
On "If This Bass Could Talk" I love the jam with Stanley Clarke jamming to Gregory Hines tap dancing, total improv.
My fav is 'I Wanna Play For You'.
The Bass-ic Collection - The Best of Stanley Clarke
Electric: "If This Bass Could Talk". Most of Stanley's albums haven't aged particularly well; this one is the exception. Still sounds pretty fresh.
Acoustic: "Rite of Strings". Horrible title; great tone and playing.
For pure cheese, I like "Time Exposure"; has the whole "Solid Gold" early-80s cheesy-synth-laden Thriller-wannabe future-is-now vibe to it.
I'll vote for School Days.
...his first 'solo' album was Children Of Forever; is that the one you like or are you talking about his 2nd, Stanley Clarke(which has "Lopsy Lu" on it)?
(Children Of Forever is primarily an acoustic album; it's been years since I played it...nothing really memorable, IMO).
Some Clarke hi-lights for me(in addition to what's already been mentioned)-
The early Return To Forever albums(Light As A Feather, Return To Forever, Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy...later, Romantic Warrior).
Also, Stan Getz' Captain Marvel album(with Tony Williams, Corea, Airto).
i'd have to say school days as well.
Its cool to me to see so many of you into a real bass player! I was afraid there wouldnt be alot of people say anything on this thread! Very cool guys!
School Days....and Modern Man.
I think that the actual "solos" albums are "patchy", but his playing with others is usually very good - I really like "Light as a Feather" amazing double bass solos!!
Nobody's mentioned "Find Out!" at all. Granted, it was kind of commercial R&B cheese, but he did some great soloing on it, and sounded like he doubled his lines with a Minimoog or something to really fatten them up. It kind of woke me up to the fact that bass solos can fit into commercial music without sounding out of place.
This seems to be Marcus Miller's main aim at the moment - judging from what I've read in interviews recently. He mentioned in one I read that he saw Jazz as throwing stuff at people, whereas R&B was more participative and inclusive.
I must say that I like Stanley Clarke's bass solos on the "Vertu" album, much more than any of the guitar solos!!
I ran across "If This Bass Could Talk" used the other day for $6USD so I bought it. I've listened to it once so far and I don't like it. Way too over-produced and sterile sounding IMO. My vote still goes to "School Days."
Anybody want to trade for "If This Bass Could Talk"? All jazz related trades considered.
School Days ! .... what... is there another one ?
Self-titled LP and "School Days". "Stanley Clarke" was a jaw-dropper when it came out in the 70's.