Stanley Clarke - Quotes

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Bass players are always the intellectual kind, but nobody knows it.

Bass players are always the intellectual kind, but nobody knows it.

After all my years of doing instrumental music I still like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure. ---->>>

I actually think that bass is probably the instrument that has evolved in a quantum leap compared to other instruments. It's the instrument that's evolved the most, especially with how it's perceived. And even how it's played, and how it's viewed from a point of view of commerce, like with the music industry. ---->>>

There are few words in the music business or in art that I'll say people or some writers are overgenerous with words like 'legend' or 'genius', 'he's a pioneer' and all of that. ---->>>

I don't think a guy that really has no understanding about people, or has no interest in understanding people would make a good film composer. ---->>>

You can actually go to school and college to learn how to play and get technical with the electric bass. ---->>>

I felt like I was trailblazing. And that's what I did. ---->>>

Scientology is probably one of the most misunderstood things, and it's sad that it's so misunderstood. ---->>>

The point is, technology has empowered so many musicians, you know? ---->>>

I really like sometimes to do action pictures; I get a really big kick out of doing those. ---->>>

It's very difficult sometimes having bands, you know, when all the members aren't on the same page. ---->>>

When you win a Grammy, it links a certain prestige and importance to you, you know? People want to talk to you. ---->>>

You can disseminate your art, and it's all such easy access now. The upside to it is that more people are creating than ever before. ---->>>

I think I've done more recording in the past 10 years than most people, but it's all been directed toward film composing and soundtracks. Just the same, it's been great. ---->>>

Usually, when I do a soundtrack, the music from the movie doesn't have anything to do with me personally. It's music to enhance to the film. My own stuff is more introspective and about what's on going in my head. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-30, 1951
Occupation: Musician

Stanley Clarke (born June 30, 1951) is an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and electric bass as well as for his numerous film and television scores. He is best known for his work with the fusion band Return to Forever, and his role as a bandleader in several trios and ensembles (wikipedia)