Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke

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General Information

Experience

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Owner  - Undefined

Education

Berklee College

Philadelphia Academy of Music

Philadelphia Musical Academy

Roxborough High School

Masters  - 

Receives Honorary Degree  - 

doctorate  - fine arts , The University of the Arts

honorary doctorate of fine arts degree  - The University of the Arts

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Member  - GuitarPlayer.com

Founder  - Return

Film Composer  - Stanley Clarke

Founder  - Spellbinder Corporation

Founder  - Roxboro Entertainment

Founder  - R&B

Co-Founder  - Forever's

Owner  - The Stanley Clarke Foundation

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Unalloyed felicity is the best way to describe D-STRINGZ, the new disc by the cooperative trio - violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, bassist Stanley Clarke, and guitarist Biréli Lagrène.
In addition to performing with an orchestra, Ponty organized two trios, one of which included Clarke - a longtime music collaborator - and Lagrène, whom neither Ponty nor Clarke had yet performed with prior. In addition to performing with an orchestra, Ponty organized two trios, one of which included Clarke - a longtime music collaborator - and Lagrène, whom neither Ponty nor Clarke had yet performed with prior. The acoustic violin-bass-guitar setting isn't new for Ponty or Clarke. Here, Ponty articulates the composition's lamenting melody as Lagrène strums alluring chords and Clarke anchors them with a simpatico counterpoint. Clarke supplies the rendition with an ebullient walking bass line while Lagrène gussies up the rhythm with his spry comping before launching into a knotting improvisation, which gives way to Clarke's blues-laden aside. The trio tips its hat to French-Romanian jazz legend Django Reinhardt with an inventive makeover of his 1940 hit, "Nuages. Ponty recasts the "hot jazz club" staple with a supple bossa nova undercurrent, initially powered by Lagrène's spidery accompaniment and Clarke's dancing pulse. The trio retains the original's electronica dance feel by asserting its serrating rhythm with Lagrène first tickling out 12-note riff, followed by Ponty then Clarke. The ballad is noteworthy in how Ponty switches the roles of lead voice and accompaniment with Clarke; it begins with Ponty plucking an intriguing pizzicato figure while Clarke bows a stunning melody on arco bass. The ballad is noteworthy in how Ponty switches the roles of lead voice and accompaniment with Clarke; it begins with Ponty plucking an intriguing pizzicato figure while Clarke bows a stunning melody on arco bass. Clarke contributed two compositions as well. He pays homage to two of his bebop heroes - pianist Bud Powell and alto saxophonist Charlie Parker - with the vivacious "Bit of Burd," which utilizes familiar bebop chord changes. As Clarke steers the composition with a brisk mid-tempo, it becomes a splendid vehicle for all three to craft writhing improvisations while also demonstrating each member's knack for comping. Stanley Clarke, Biréli Langrène, Jean-Luc Ponty · D-STRINGZ impulse! Records· Release Date: November 6, 2015 Included are Stanley Clarke, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and many more! Stanley Clarke Film Composer Bass Player Magazine: Stanley Clarke - Reflections of a Root Revolutionary BassPlayerMag Stanley on the Cover of Bass Player Magazine. For the full article visit: http://www.bassplayer.com/artists/1171/stanley-clarke-reflections-of-a-root-revolutionary/51275 Stanley Clarke - Bach Cello Suite No. 1 - Prelude Stanley Clarke at Catalina's Los Angeles February 26 - 28 Stanley will be ending February with three shows at Los Angeles' Catalina Jazz Club, February 26 - 28. Two shows a night; 8:30 & 10:30 PM. Copyright © Stanley Clarke. 2001-2017. All Rights Reserved

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Stanley Clarke - Live In Hong Kong - 9/5/16
Unalloyed felicity is the best way to describe D-STRINGZ, the new disc by the cooperative trio - violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, bassist Stanley Clarke, and guitarist Biréli Lagrène. In addition to performing with an orchestra, Ponty organized two trios, one of which included Clarke - a longtime music collaborator - and Lagrène, whom neither Ponty nor Clarke had yet performed with prior. In addition to performing with an orchestra, Ponty organized two trios, one of which included Clarke - a longtime music collaborator - and Lagrène, whom neither Ponty nor Clarke had yet performed with prior. The acoustic violin-bass-guitar setting isn't new for Ponty or Clarke. Here, Ponty articulates the composition's lamenting melody as Lagrène strums alluring chords and Clarke anchors them with a simpatico counterpoint. Clarke supplies the rendition with an ebullient walking bass line while Lagrène gussies up the rhythm with his spry comping before launching into a knotting improvisation, which gives way to Clarke's blues-laden aside. The trio tips its hat to French-Romanian jazz legend Django Reinhardt with an inventive makeover of his 1940 hit, "Nuages. Ponty recasts the "hot jazz club" staple with a supple bossa nova undercurrent, initially powered by Lagrène's spidery accompaniment and Clarke's dancing pulse. The trio retains the original's electronica dance feel by asserting its serrating rhythm with Lagrène first tickling out 12-note riff, followed by Ponty then Clarke. The ballad is noteworthy in how Ponty switches the roles of lead voice and accompaniment with Clarke; it begins with Ponty plucking an intriguing pizzicato figure while Clarke bows a stunning melody on arco bass. The ballad is noteworthy in how Ponty switches the roles of lead voice and accompaniment with Clarke; it begins with Ponty plucking an intriguing pizzicato figure while Clarke bows a stunning melody on arco bass. Clarke contributed two compositions as well. He pays homage to two of his bebop heroes - pianist Bud Powell and alto saxophonist Charlie Parker - with the vivacious "Bit of Burd," which utilizes familiar bebop chord changes. As Clarke steers the composition with a brisk mid-tempo, it becomes a splendid vehicle for all three to craft writhing improvisations while also demonstrating each member's knack for comping. Stanley Clarke, Biréli Langrène, Jean-Luc Ponty · D-STRINGZ impulse! Records· Release Date: November 6, 2015 Included are Stanley Clarke, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and many more! Stanley Clarke Film Composer Bass Player Magazine: Stanley Clarke - Reflections of a Root Revolutionary BassPlayerMag Stanley on the Cover of Bass Player Magazine. For the full article visit: http://www.bassplayer.com/artists/1171/stanley-clarke-reflections-of-a-root-revolutionary/51275 Copyright © Stanley Clarke. 2001-2017. All Rights Reserved

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Bass Player Magazine: Stanley Clarke - Reflections of a Root Revolutionary
Stanley on the Cover of Bass Player Magazine. For the full article visit: http://www.bassplayer.com/artists/1171/stanley-clarke-reflections-of-a-root-revolutionary/51275 Copyright © Stanley Clarke. 2001-2017. All Rights Reserved

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