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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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Article: Top Ten List

Top Jazz-Rock Fusion Recordings

Read "Top Jazz-Rock Fusion Recordings" reviewed by Douglas Groothuis


The emergence of jazz-rock fusion in American music in the late 1960s was controversial. To some, those who played it were traitors to the cause of jazz. Others thought it has saved jazz from extinction. Sometime in the 1960s, rock had eclipsed jazz in popularity in America, and many jazz aficionados were none too happy about ...

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Article: Album Review

Bob Holz: Live in New York & L.A.

Read "Live in New York & L.A." reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


While Live in New York & L.A. is a split-scene production crossing coasts, spanning several years and utilizing different personnel lists, it offers a cohesive playlist. Not surprisingly, Bob Holz ties everything together with his kit and charisma. Mixing standards and originals to good effect, this Berklee-trained drummer, who previously worked with everybody from guitarist Larry ...

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Article: Interview

Return to Forever: Back, Bold and Badass

Read "Return to Forever: Back, Bold and Badass" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


This article was first published at All About Jazz in June 2008. The word has long been out and the 2008 reunion tour of Return to Forever, one of the standard bearers of the jazz-rock fusion movement of the 1970s, is well on its way. Intricate, emotive and—yes—loud music that hasn't really been heard ...

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Article: Interview

My Conversation with Chick Corea

Read "My Conversation with Chick Corea" reviewed by AAJ Staff


From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in August 1999. It would be silly for me to even attempt to pontificate on the ramifications Chick Corea has had on this music. But it should be universal that his impact has been substantial at worst. So I will let him ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Chick Corea

Read "Chick Corea" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini


In memory of NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea: 1941-2021. This article was first published at All About Jazz in 2004. Pianist Chick Corea is one of the major pioneers of fusion, with his influence since the 1960s also extending to post-bop, Latin, free-form and avant-garde jazz. He is a rarity in his proficiency and ...

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Article: Album Review

Dan Bonsanti: Cartoon Bebop

Read "Cartoon Bebop" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The malicious coronavirus pandemic that brought most of the world to its knees in 2020 has spawned the use of several reanimated words including “virtual," whose meaning is “sort of here but not really," as in virtual video chats, conference calls, exhibits, films and even musical performances. “Virtual" has spread its tentacles into almost every walk ...

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Article: Radio

Jazz Fusion from the '70s with Stanley Clarke, Return to Forever, Al Di Meola, plus much more

Read "Jazz Fusion from the '70s with Stanley Clarke, Return to Forever, Al Di Meola, plus much more" reviewed by Len Davis


Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Al Di Meola, plus more. Playlist Stanley Clarke “Silly Putty" from Journey To Love (CBS) 00:00 Return To Forever “Dual of the Jester and the Tyrant" from Romantic Warrior (CBS) 09:54 Al Di Meola “Suite Golden Dawn" from Land of the Midnight Sun (CBS) 19:33 Jaco Pastorius “Reza" from Broadway ...

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Article: Album Review

Scott Jones: Fictional Characters

Read "Fictional Characters" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


Let's face it, if you're an electric guitarist with high-level jazz fusion chops, there are certain inevitabilities. Merely treading (or in this case stomping) through the stylistic domains of Tribal Tech, Allan Holdsworth, The Chick Corea Elektric Band and the like means stepping into the quicksand of comparison to such behemoths of the genre, so one ...

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News: Advocacy

'Say Their Names' Raising Awareness & Contributions for Stricken Families

'Say Their Names' Raising Awareness & Contributions for Stricken Families

Many musicians and music fans have felt the need to respond to specific events or situations in America’s 2020 sociopolitical climate by doing more than creating, sharing and listening to music. Ethan Sultry’s “Say Their Names” opens one opportunity: The protest track is available for free download on sirsultrymusic.com, connected through a web button to MyGood.org, ...


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