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    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.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: people  past  film  year 
     
    Scientology is probably one of the most misunderstood things, and it's sad that it's so misunderstood.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: sad 
     
    When you win a Grammy, it links a certain prestige and importance to you, you know? People want to talk to you.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: people 
     
    The point is, technology has empowered so many musicians, you know?
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: technology 
     
    I really like sometimes to do action pictures; I get a really big kick out of doing those.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: action 
     
    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.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: movie  music  film 
     
    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.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: people  music  genius  business 
     
    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.
    — Stanley Clarke
    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.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: live  magic  worries 
     
    I felt like I was trailblazing. And that's what I did.
    — Stanley Clarke
    Ray Gomez is truly an unsung hero in American music.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: hero  music  american 
     
    I think my favorite for music and spirit is Ray Gomez.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: music  spirit 
     
    You can actually go to school and college to learn how to play and get technical with the electric bass.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: school  learn  college 
     
    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.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — Stanley Clarke
    tags: music 
     
    It's very difficult sometimes having bands, you know, when all the members aren't on the same page.
    — Stanley Clarke
    Bass players are always the intellectual kind, but nobody knows it.
    — Stanley Clarke
    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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