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Username: crobbins

Post Number: 257
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 5:23 am:   Edit Post

With the May 12 issue of Jazz In The Garden (Heads Up), Stanley Clarke will see the first release of an acoustic trio album that he has led.
“I had never done an acoustic bass record, ever,” he said. “There’s a long list of people on whose records I’ve played acoustic bass--Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson and many others--but I’d never done an acoustic jazz trio record of my own. So I wanted to record one that would just feature the piano and the acoustic bass in a way that you could really hear the bass.”

For this album, Clarke convened a trio with pianist Hiromi Uehara and drummer Lenny White.
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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2189
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 5:30 am:   Edit Post

That should be a cool CD. I've always loved Stanley on Acoustic Bass and he and Lenny were great with RTF last year.
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1003
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 6:23 am:   Edit Post

Hiromi Uehara is great as well- should be fun to listen to.
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2149
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 7:27 am:   Edit Post

“I had never done an acoustic bass record, ever,”

Stanley has a very short memory. He brought out an acoustic CD with Patrice Rushen and Ndugu Chancler in 2006 called Standards. It also had a bonus DVD of the rehearsal sessions.

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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 403
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 9:06 am:   Edit Post

He also had one with Al Dimeola and Jon-Luc Ponty
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 737
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post

Maybe it is an age thing, and lets face it, he has done so much stuff maybe he cannot keep track of it all.
'Toys of Men' was 80% acoustic
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Username: crobbins

Post Number: 261
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post

Maybe those albums werent his albums?? I dunno??
Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 4
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post

Clarke is such an inspirational bassist whether it is double bass or electrict bass guitar. I look forward to purchasing that particular cd. In addition, the RTF reunion DVD is coming out about the same time and I really want to get that DVD. I had the chance to meet all of the band (except Chick)last summer at the Mann Music Center in Philly. You can see me on the meet and greet photos. I'm the guy wearing the bass clef shirt
Username: jos

Post Number: 7
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2009 - 3:49 am:   Edit Post

I think this is true what Stanley says that he has never done any acoustic album as a leader before.
The Standards CD was released many years ago by another record label and I think Stanley was only a member of that trio. The package with Stanley on cover is a new release and this time Stanley was mentioned as a leader. I think this is a record company idea.
The same kind of thing happened with a lot of artist’s… pianist Paul Bleys 1974 album was suddenly a Jaco Pastorius album

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