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I Met Stanley Clarke Today

July 29, 2010

I met Stanley Clarke today, arguably the world’s most famous bass player. I met him because of the work that I’m doing preparing an art exhibition for Sidney Randolph Maurer. My employer, Allan Rich, and Stanley Clarke share Maurer as a mutual friend and are teaming up to promote his work at an upcoming art opening at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) on September 21, 2010.  (See MaurerEditions.com) Stanley is a really great guy. He’s doing his friend a solid favor by lending his celebrity to promote his friend’s artwork. I also met Stanley’s wife, Sofia, as well as his friend and musical partner Sunnie Paxson. It was a thrill for me to meet someone of Clarke’s stature, having dabbled as a bass player myself, and coming from a family of bass players. Even though Stanley Clarke is known as a jazz bassist it would have been a fun story to relate to my late brother, Steve. This meeting came just a little too late.

Stanley Clarke and me

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One comment

  1. Wow! I know you were on a cloud from the opportunity! I also feel like this just might be a kind of twisted karma kinda thing Steve really enjoyed watching from above. I’ll always remember Steve as the person in the picture at the top right of the page here. Loud and twisted but Good!

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