Stanley Clarke with special guests Patrice Rushen & Lenny White
A brilliant player on both acoustic and electric basses, he worked with Pharoah Sanders in the early '70s. Other early gigs were with Gil Evans, Mel Lewis, Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, and Art Blakey; everyone was impressed by his talents.
However, Clarke really hit the big time when he started teaming up with Chick Corea in Return to Forever. When the group became a rock-oriented fusion quartet, Clarke mostly emphasized electric bass and became an influential force, preceding Jaco Pastorius.
Official Website: http://www.stanleyclarke.com/
Added by Audiophile on January 31, 2007