THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND
STANLEY CLARKE bass BEKA GOCHIASHVILI tangentar CAMERON GRAVES tangentar MICHAEL MITCHELL trommer
Om det finns ein elitedivisjon for basslegender, så er Stanley Clarke heilt i toppen der. Ikkje berre med teknikk i verdsklasse, men også som briljant låtskrivar og komponist – og antakeleg, saman med Jaco Pastorius, den mest inflytelsesrike elbassisten i moderne musikkhistorie. Han starta karriera i banda til mellom anna Dave Brubeck, Dexter Gordon, Pharoah Sanders og Stan Getz. På 70-talet vart han medlem i Return To Forever, leia av Chick Corea. I nyare tid er det film- og tvmusikk som har tatt mykje tid, men også tett samarbeid med George Duke, Al DiMeola og Jean-Luc Ponty. Bassisten har passert seksti, men har framleis teknikk og er vital som ein 20-åring.
“Behold Stanley Clarke King of Funk ’n’ Roll.” – David Weiss, LA Herald Examiner
“Clarke… quite literally was unbelievable…Clarke more or less “made-love” to his bass. At times he made it pant, and occasionally he made it “bark,” and moan as if the bass was saying, “give me more!” At the end of the solo,… it was the audience left breathless and craving just a little more.” “Overall, the show was awe-inspiring. Experiences like these are few and far between.” – Chris Hislop, seacoastonline.com
“Clarke can toss off more good bass lines in one night than most rock bassists do in an entire career.” – Charlie McCollum, Washington Star
“Stanley Clarke Is a jazz bassist, not just a jazz bassist, but probably one the most accomplished bass players of all time. (His) bass work is almost beyond description. He plays with such blistering speed, yet he looks as relaxed as a mother with her newborn infant. He is as dexterous on electric bass as he is on the upright acoustic. It is almost euphoric to watch him play.” – Tom Ridge Pavillion, Bushkill, PA
“Clarke…left mouths open in amazement as he coaxed melody, rhythm and percussion from his upright bass somehow all at once.” – Mark Bialczak, Syracuse Post-Standard
“…And (Clarke) practically brought down the house with a supremely executed solo.” – Ken Terry, Cashbox
“Stanley’s was, of course, mindblowing and featured some machine gun like runs covering the entire length of his upright fretboard, some insane string-raking, and some percussive slaps on the body and neck of the bass producing sounds I have never heard played on an upright before.” – Generaltsao, Music Player Network
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