Stanley Clarke Celebrates Bach's Birthday With Cello Suite No. 1 (VIDEO)

To Celebrate The Birthday of Johan Sebastian Bach, Stanley Clarke Performs Cello Suite No. 1 On Bowed Upright
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To celebrate the birthday of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, Stanley Clarke performs his "Cello Suite No. 1-Prelude" on bowed upright bass. Stanley sent us this video earlier today to show some love to the forefather of classical music who was born on this day in 1685.


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