If This Bass Could Only Talk

If This Bass Could Only Talk

by Stanley Clarke
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This was bassist Stanley Clarke's twelfth solo set, and one of his very few that would be recommended to jazz (as opposed to funk and R&B) listeners. On the instrumental set, Clarke's bass is featured in a wide variety of settings, including duets with tap dancer Gregory Hines and drummer John Robinson, a quartet with Wayne Shorter ("Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"), in a power trio with guitarist Allan Holdsworth and drummer Stewart Copeland, a piece with George Duke (on acoustic piano for a change) and soprano saxophonist George Howard, a quartet with the synthesizers of Steve Hunt, and "Funny How Time Flies," which has a colorful Freddie Hubbard trumpet solo. Throughout, Clarke's bass has plenty of solo space, and he shows how strong a player he can be when given decent material.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644092325
catalogNumber: 40923
Rank: 145541

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stanley Clarke   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Multi Instruments,Acoustic Bass
Stewart Copeland   Drums
Gregory Hines   Dancer
George Duke   Piano
Allan Holdsworth   Guitar
George Howard   Soprano Saxophone
Wayne Shorter   Soprano Saxophone
James Earl   Bass
Eddie Arkin   Synthesizer
Gerry Brown   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Byron Miller   Synthesizer Bass
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Vance Taylor   Piano
Steve Hunt   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Janet Jackson   Composer
Eddie Arkin   Arranger
Stanley Clarke   Arranger,Producer
Joe Gastwirt   Engineer
Mitch Gibson   Engineer
Terry Lewis   Composer
Byron Miller   Arranger,Producer
Csaba Petocz   Engineer
Steve Sykes   Engineer
Tony Lane   Art Direction
Nancy Donald   Art Direction
Dan Humann   Engineer

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