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Stanley Clarke

1951 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Bass/double bass/cello

Genre: Jazz

Bassist and composer Stanley Clarke made his name in the early 1970s with the jazz fusion ensemble Return to Forever. A native of Philadelphia, he began his career working with the likes of Gil Evans, Horace Silver and Pharoah Sanders. Equally at ease in acoustic and electric modes, Clarke developed a very funk percussive style, known as slap bass, influenced by Larry Graham. He takes a soloist's approach to the bass, and is recognized for making use of the instrument's entire melodic potential. Alongside his adventure with Return to Forever, he recorded several discs as leader, collaborated with numerous artists and composed for film. Recipient of the 2011 Miles Davis Award, he returned to the Festival in 2012 to play four concerts as part of the Invitation series.

The Stanley Clarke Band
Opening Act: The Jeremy Pelt Quintet
Monday, July 3, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Théâtre Maisonneuve - PdA

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