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Stanley Clarke performs on stage during the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival in 2007.
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September 6, 2011 From '70s fusion on down, hear five electric bassists who turned the spotlight on the low end in jazz.
February 2, 2009 Fans and detractors of jazz fusion cite Miles Davis as the one who led the way to a new direction in jazz in the late 1960s and early '70s. The sessions for In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew not only bred a new style, but also helped identify the pioneers who would help define rock-influenced jazz. Hear five classic examples.
November 26, 2007 When he was only 25, the word "legend" was already being used to describe Stanley Clarke. Now, he's a king of the acoustic and electric jazz worlds, having won every major award available to a bass player. Hear an interview with the jazz/fusion innovator.
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