Stanley Clarke

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Clarke was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Having physically outgrown the violin and the cello led him to playing Upright bass. Having graduated from the Philadelphia Academy of Music, he moved to New York City in 1971 and began working with famous bandleaders and musicians including Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Gato Barbieri, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and Al Di Meola.

Then Stanley, his now famous Alembic bass in hand, fired the shot heard ’round the world.’ He singhle-handedly started the 1970s “bass revolution,” paving the way for all bassist/soloist/bandleaders to follow. In 1974 he released his eponymous Stanley Clark album, whicj featured a hit 45rpm “single” ( were talking about jazz here,) titled “Lopsy Lu.” In 1976 Stanley released School Days, of which the title track is now a bona fide bass anthem.

Stanley Clark became the first bassist in history to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide, and have his albums certified gold.

Stanley Clark plays La Bella M30 Piccolo Bass Set and also the 7720S Extra Light Tension Double Bass sets.

Source: Ivan Bodley ( New York City)

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