Jackie Clark is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #78 – Jackie Clark.
Who is Jackie Clark?
For the past 30-plus years, Jackie Clark has been all about the bass. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee he’s become an in-demand live and studio player for artists like Dionne Warwick, Shalamar, Peabo Bryson, Deborah Cox, The Jacksons, Angie Stone and countless others. Beyond the bass, he’s also an arranger, producer and keyboard player. You can see his bass-driven musicality drive through on his solo albums, Away (In A Manger), P. Mason (2008), My Inspiration, Come To Me, Heaven’s Gift, Soul Ride, and his latest, Nexus. Jackie is an amazing storyteller and here’s the tease for this podcast: He got his first bass at the age of thirteen… and it was a 1974 Fender Jazz Bass. The journey begins back then, but the inspiration from players like James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorious, Geddy Lee, Leland Sklar, and others have painted his amazing career to this very day. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.
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