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Four-time Grammy™ winner Stanley Clarke is quite possibly the most celebrated acoustic and electric bassist in the world. As a performer, composer, conductor, arranger, recording artist, producer, and film scorer known for his ferocious dexterity and consummate musicality, Clarke is a true pioneer in jazz and of the bass itself. Unquestionably he is a “living legend,” lauded with every conceivable award available to a musician in his over 40- year career as a bass virtuoso. Clarke’s incredible proficiency has been rewarded with: four Grammys, gold and platinum records, Emmy nominations, an honorary Doctorate from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, and much more

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News: Performance / Tour

Bunny Brunel, Stanley Clarke, Kyle Eastwood, & Armand Sabal-Lecco Take Center Stage For An Unforgettable Night Of Bass!

Bunny Brunel, Stanley Clarke, Kyle Eastwood, & Armand Sabal-Lecco Take Center Stage For An Unforgettable Night Of Bass!

On January 19, 2024, legendary bassist Bunny Brunel headlined at the Catalina Jazz Club for his Bass Ball 2 CD release concert. The sold-out event featured iconic bassists Stanley Clarke, Kyle Eastwood, and Armand Sabal-Lecco, with performances by Larry Dunn and Kaylene Peoples. The night showcased bass virtuosity, surprise collaborations, and a captivating mix of jazz, ...

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Article: Jazzmatazz

Remembering Saxophonist, teacher, and composer Carl Grubbs

Read "Remembering Saxophonist, teacher, and composer Carl Grubbs" reviewed by Matt Hooke


Saxophonist Carl Grubbs built a community around him everywhere he played, whether in 1970s jny: Philadelphia where people gathered outside of his house to listen to his band practice, or in jny: Baltimore where he mentored countless generations of musicians since the 1990s. Even as his health worsened over the past year, Grubbs continued ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

1974 with Soft Machine, Passport, Flora Purim and Stanley Clarke

Read "1974 with Soft Machine, Passport, Flora Purim and Stanley Clarke" reviewed by Len Davis


1974 Part 2 -50 years ago with Volker Kriegel, Wayne Shorter, George Duke, Passport, Soft Machine, Flora Purim, Santana, Horace Arnold, Stanley Clarke and John Abercrombie. Playlist Volker Kriegel “Mild Maniac" from Mild Maniac (MPS) 00:00 Wayne Shorter “Beauty And The Beast" from Native Dancer (CBS) 06:29 George Duke “Psychomatic Dung" from Faces in ...

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Article: Album Review

Kinga Glyk: Real Life

Read "Real Life" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Throughout daredevil bassist Kinga Głyk's Real Life there are several moments which border menacingly on mainstream Euro-pop and wanna-be fusion. Fortunately those (intentional or unintentional?) moments are heavily outweighed and outnumbered by thrillingly incandescent moments which lend themselves to that old catch-all street phrase of the '60s, '70s, and '80s: “Man this is some really high ...

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Article: Liner Notes

Francesco Crosara: Circular Motion

Read "Francesco Crosara: Circular Motion" reviewed by David Adler


"I refuse to be labeled a 'straight-ahead' player or a 'fusion' player," says Italian-born, Seattle-based pianist Francesco Crosara. It's a sentiment widely shared by jazz musicians, though they follow many different roads to get to that place. Crosara, for his part, plays both acoustic piano and Yamaha MODX-8 synthesizer on this absorbing, varied program of original ...

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That You Not Dare To Forget

Label: Legacy Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: Hail to the Real Chief (Long Version); Bitches Are Back; Over My Shoulder; Mellow Kisses; That You Not Dare To Forget.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Jakob Dreyer: Songs, Hymns And Ballads Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Read "Jakob Dreyer: Songs, Hymns And Ballads Vol. 1 and Vol. 2" reviewed by Dave Linn


German-born bassist Jakob Dreyer grew up interested in many diverse music styles. He says, “As a little child I had a thing for national anthems, church hymns, and traditional songs with simple melodies that I could remember and sing." He began playing classical piano at a young age but also enjoyed playing the pop music he ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Carla Bley, Stanley Clarke & Bobby Falk

Read "Carla Bley, Stanley Clarke & Bobby Falk" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We start the 827th Episode of Neon Jazz with music from drummer Bobby Falk's Mentors album. From there, we hear from his hero and mentor Jamey Aebersold, who influenced legions of up and coming jazz musicians through his instructional books. Early on in the show, we pay homage to the life and lore of the late, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

'70s Jazz Rock Fusion, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis and Tony Williams Lifetime

Read "'70s Jazz Rock Fusion, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis and Tony Williams Lifetime" reviewed by Len Davis


A nostalgic trip to the '70s with music from Miles Davis, Weather Report, Jean-Luc Ponty and Herbie Hancock. Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tony Williams Lifetime and Return To Forever.Playlist Miles Davis “Willie Nelson/The Theme “ from Miles Davis at Filmore East (Columbia) 00:00 Weather Report “Palladium" from Heavy Weather (CBS) ...


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