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Stanley Clarke Vinyl
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Bassist Stanley Clarke was barely out of his teens when he exploded into the jazz world in 1971. Fresh out of the Philadelphia Academy of Music, he arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and a budding young pianist-composer named Chick Corea.

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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B000ON6OFI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Return to Forevers legendary bassist Stanley Clarke's first solo album for Columbia and one of the greatest ever jazz rock fusion releases.

Following hot on the heels of Billy Cobham's groundbreaking Spectrum album, this featured the same mix of electric & acoustic instrumental tracks, but the band here is probably even better. Perhaps the greatest fusion Supergroup ever put together

Tony Williams from Lifetime on drums, Producer Ken Scott capturing perhaps his best ever drum sound; Jan Hammer from Mahavishnu Orchestra on keyboards (as he was on Spectrum) and the great Bill Connors from Return to Forever on guitar. (In fact it is the only album to feature Connors in full jazz fusion electric flight along with RTFs Hymn of the 7th Galaxy - he spent the next 10 ten years on ECM inventing new age acoustic guitar)

With the aforementioned Spectrum and 7th Galaxy this is one of the essential fusion albums and a bargain to boot
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Early Fusion Classic 8 April 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Although I am not a bass player (I am a guitarist) I have a lot of respect for the abilities of Stanley Clarke.
I've always preferred Clarke over Jaco Pastorius, althought I am very fond of Jaco also.
This album is great, incredible musicianship from all involved, I purchased this soley for the guitar playing of Bill Connors, but as soon as I put it on I really liked the compositions.
If you want a good fusion album, this is recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bass supreme 29 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
not many albums by stanley but this ones a bombshell.it,ll knock your socks off his virtuoso stands out like a laser in the dark
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music. 3 Sep 2013
By bh
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Stan with some great misicians in his first album with classix tracks that rev your ears, and leave you feeling good all over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brilliant 16 Nov 2002
By WILLIE A YOUNG II - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
While some jazz purists will detest this LP for it's marriage of jazz improvisation and rock, the simple truth is, "Stanley Clarke" (both the LP and the man)are stunning and ingenious. The late, great Tony Williams is volcanic in his drumming, notice how he plays slightly behind the bass on "Lopsy Lu", or plays in circles around guitarist Bill Connors on Part IV of the "Life Suite"? There is not a wasted note here and listeners who are looking for 'light' or 'smooth' jazz are barking up the wrong tree! Clarke himself is an astounding bassist and takes on shades of Charles Mingus on "Phases for Strings and Bass" and all of the opening "Vulcan Princess". Electro-funk, hard rock and jazz rarely live on the same street these days, but this kind of adventurous music making(a treasure for us more discriminating music lovers)tells me that the 3 should visit each other more frequently. Stanley Clarke is the man!
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MR Tony Williams 2 Mar 2006
By Kevia D. Cloud - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This was one of the best jams of it's time.If you ever heard Tony in the mid to late 60ies with miles you know how fast his foot work was. He takes it to a new high on this whole jam sesson. And you know how Stanley got down. anyone who cant understant this fusion all time great. Dont know Jazz. I am very very happy to have this calabaration of Rock&Jazz to my long list of unforgetable moments in Jazz history.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And just look at that line up 25 Sep 2000
By Teddy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Tony Williams on drums, Jan Hammer on keyboards, Bill Conners on guitar and, of course, Stanley on bass(es). The pedigree of this line up rivals any, and when the Jazz Fusion style of this album is considered, this line up is as close to unbeatable as can be. Even relative unknown NoCal guitarist Bill Conners steps up with impressive performances. Tony's driving, if not frenetic style and Jan's melodic fills compliment Stanley's virtuoso. For fans of Jazz Fusion, or Stanley, this recording is a must. It will be tough to remove from your changer. As an aside I would like to mention that Stanley released an album previous to this as a solo artist. It is called "Stan Clarke: Children of Forever. Chick Corea, Pat Martino, Andy Bey, Dee Dee Bridgewater. Not Fusion, not pure jazz. Well worth checking out (especially "Bass Folk Song).
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best! 4 Feb 2002
By chris stull - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
this is one of the best jazz rock fusion albums of all time.brilliant moments all over this.tony williams is astounding.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Jazz-Fusion's Greatest Moment!s 12 Jun 1998
By william_e_anderson@ccnmail.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Stanley Clarke is Jazz Fusion Bass. There is not now, never was, and never will be an equivalent . Few artist achieve instant greatness with their solo debut album...Stanley did. The opening cut..."Vulcan Princess"...winds its way from a sassy rythmic dance, into a bold, fully ripe melody, fermenting into a beautifully eerie vocal ballad of love and longing. "Vulcan Princess" leads-sans pause- into a (now classic) string popping, synchopathic jaunt through the spacey landscape which is titled "Yesterday Princess". "YP creates musical slices of synthesizer, electric guitar and percussion which seem to fragment, then cascade back together, pulled sytematically into line by the ever present "syncho-Stanley- pops". The "Princess" tunes are wonderful introductions for the middle of the six tune album...they make us like Stanley, appreciate Stanley, recognize that Stanley is an extremely passionate and talented musical poet. Tunes 3 and 4, "Lopsy Lu" and "Power" creep up on you teasing with an underlying, pseudo-subtle flavor of the beast which lurks in the fantastic fingers of Monsieur Clarke. "Lopsy" is poignant. "Power" is, well... powerful. The next cut "Spanish Phases for Strings and Bass" is moody,seductive, occassionaly lilting, nearly passifying. The "SPfSaB" calms you, soothes you, puts you at just the right place to best handle the adrenelaine shot to the heart that concludes the album...The final cut "Life Suite" states simply that if life starts with a slap on the rear and a cry...it surely ends with a hard swift kick in the pants and a passionate scream. That's Stanley....
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