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.— Stanley Clarke
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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.
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.
Ray Gomez is truly an unsung hero in American music.
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 live a different way today. I have a family, and they are a priority for me. These days, I no longer wake up in the morning and worry if my bass is tuned properly and practice for hours and hours on end. I don't perform as much, but when I do, there's such magic to working in front of a live audience.
Scientology is probably one of the most misunderstood things, and it's sad that it's so misunderstood.
I felt like I was trailblazing. And that's what I did.
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.
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.
It's very difficult sometimes having bands, you know, when all the members aren't on the same page.
I called the great French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and I said 'So, who's the new cat? Who's got the stuff? And he said Zach Brock.
I really like sometimes to do action pictures; I get a really big kick out of doing those.
The point is, technology has empowered so many musicians, you know?
You can actually go to school and college to learn how to play and get technical with the electric bass.
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.
When you win a Grammy, it links a certain prestige and importance to you, you know? People want to talk to you.
Surrounding myself with people I enjoy being with made the sessions effortless.
Everyone came prepared and ready to play. All were great musicians and they came to the studio to give everything they had.