Talk:Stanley Clarke

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I had to expound on the "style" section. Many SC writeups talk about his pop-n'-slap to the exclusion of anything else, which never made any sense to me because that style is really not all that prevalent in his recorded output (when it is, though, look out!)

Scientology[edit]

In the sleeve of his School Days album, he gives special thanks to L. Ron Hubbard with the words "for being an inspiration to me". Should we include this in the article, and assume he is a follower of Scientology? - Wikigeek at gmail, 20/9 2007 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.62.106.234 (talk) 13:48, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes he is a follower of Scientology. Here is in on the front cover of Celebrity Centre London's magazine: http://news.ccldn.org.uk/magazine/issue01/index.html The article talks about how he got into Scientology (from meeting Chick Corea and how he uses Scientology principles in his life. Johnalexwood (talk) 11:58, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Style[edit]

My, my. Here we go with the famous WikiPedia hyperbole concerning music and musicians. The statement that Clarke (of whom I am a great fan, btw) is "equally ferocious on acoustic (meaning "upright") and electric bass" is a matter of opinion only. I will tell you for a fact that if you consult a number of upright bassists, a good number of them will tell you that Clarke's upright tone is considered lacking, to say the least.

Perhaps it is, perhaps it isn't. That's a matter of opinion. Which brings me to my point: too often in music/musician articles, opinion is stated as fact. I suggest that this entire section labelled "style" is nothing but an expression of opinion by the writer, and doesn't belong in a WikiPedia article.

In fact, about two-thirds of the article reads as it it were penned by his publicist. B. Polhemus (talk) 20:52, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Collaborations[edit]

I would like to see more information on several key collaborations for which Stan is most well known. First, as is mentioned in this article, his time with Return to Forever. Second, his time with Chick Korea. Third, his play with Al DiMeola. And fourth, his time with Jeff Beck. I would like to see more on his playing with these people, how he came to know them, and what this has meant to him and his career.Bigdatut (talk) 15:04, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Intro can be made better[edit]

If the Introduction of the article is made better with a little more information the article will be looking good.--Tunedguitar (talk) 05:07, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Changes[edit]

Agreeing with the previous comments here, I've tagged it as having too many Peacock pieces, it was out of date, needs more than ONE reference!!! and other issues. I did a small expansion of the introduction, but not enough. I've got a half dozen other articles I'm editing, so don't have the time for this one. Please help this article as best you can beginning with references; I only came to add a photograph and ended up spending far too much time on the last two paragraphs, and they aren't up to date. --Leahtwosaints (talk) 15:46, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Article rating[edit]

I can't believe someone ranked this article as a class=C level! It is barely above Stub, so by de-ranking it to Start level, I'm actually being generous. This piece, which I last visited one year ago, only has 3 references. Almost all of it is either filmography or discography, and seems to have very little real research and use of sources. People kept placing sources in External links, which is not where they belong! I'll transfer the link farm up here to the talk page where they belong. --Leahtwosaints (talk) 15:00, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Sources to use from article's External links[edit]

I moved the link farm from External links here, where they belong. The external links section is not a parking lot for sources. They belong here. I haven't checked these sources to see if they are acceptable or helpful. Please use and/or delete them from this list of possible sources here. Thank you. --Leahtwosaints (talk) 15:07, 12 March 2012 (UTC)


Aziza[edit]

His collaboration with Aziza Mustafa Zadeh should me mentioned in the article. He was featured on her album Dance of Fire Pomorigam (talk) 19:12, 16 November 2013 (UTC)