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Intermediate Member
Username: karl

Post Number: 172
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 3:03 am:   Edit Post

Haven't seen any mention of SC's latest album, The Stanley Clarke Band, up here yet, so I just thought I'd throw this out there, for anyone who hasn't heard it yet.

It's well worth a listen: lots of Alembic noises going on, and Stanley sounds more fired up than he has for a long time - there's everything you'd expect: blistering lead bass solos, a couple of gorgeous upright Bass Folk Songs, and a great slap bass funk workout (I Wanna Play For You Too).

Added bonuses are the ever-inspiring Hiromi is there on keys with him, and a couple of compositions from the other musicians involved, including Hiromi herself, and Armand Sabal-Lecco, where Stanley, again, perhaps because it's not his material per se, sounds like he's really giving it everything.

Great stuff, anyway. It's certainly inspired me to go back and listen to Stan's back catalogue again, which had been gathering dust in my attic for a while.

Senior Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 772
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 3:30 am:   Edit Post

thanks karl there's some good sound clips here
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2043
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 5:36 am:   Edit Post

I will be getting a copy soon.

Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 597
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 7:23 am:   Edit Post

After "1, 2, to the Bass" I have to hear 1st and then decide whether of not to buy when it comes to SC.
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2052
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post

I can only recall off the top of my head a few albums of Stanley Clarke that i think every single track on it is a monster.
Live at the Greek
Romantic Warrior
Griffith Park Collection.

Of the other albums of his I have there are enough great tracks on them to make me happy.
I will buy his album when I can get round to HMV to use my record voucher.

Senior Member
Username: paulman

Post Number: 444
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 3:13 pm:   Edit Post

I just heard a track of that album called Sonny Rollins with a member of The Manhattan Transfer singing on 90.9, WDCB public radio Jazz station in Glen Ellyn IL (this is why I don't need satellite radio and keeps me sane).

Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2661
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 4:23 pm:   Edit Post

Veering slightly from the music, it's interesting that stanley appears to be using the black SC with the bigsby that was up for auction a couple of years ago. I guess he's happy it didn't sell :-)

Username: pclifton2004

Post Number: 59
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 5:01 am:   Edit Post

Does it have a graphite neck? A couple of the basslines (I am thinking particularly of the lead melodic riff of Fulani) seem to have that graphite buzz/tone to them?

I love the album, though even I as a bass player have to admit I find the bass occasionally too loud in the mix - but better that than buried! :-)
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1298
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 5:52 am:   Edit Post

Guess I had better get on and order this album from my biggest influence.

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