On September 24, 1993.

On September 24, 1993, “Epic” label released “East River Drive”, the 15th Stanley Clarke album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Cherokee Studios”, “Contemporary Artist”, “Le Gonks West Studio”, “Rumba Recorders”, “Universal Scoring Stage”, and was produced by Stanley Clarke.


  • Stanley Clarke– bass, tenor bass, background vocals
  • Gerald Albright– alto and soprano saxophones
  • George Howard– bass, soprano saxophone
  • Doug Webb– soprano saxophone
  • Todd Cochran– keyboards
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Steve Hunt– keyboards
  • Deron Johnson– keyboards
  • Kenny Kirkland– piano
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr.– guitar
  • Armand Sabal-Lecco– guitar, piccolo bass, background vocals
  • Michael Thompson– guitar
  • Alphonso Johnson– bass
  • Abraham Laboriel– bass
  • Charles Fambrough– double bass
  • Jimmy Earl– bass
  • Ramon Banda – percussion
  • Darryl Jackson – percussion
  • Munyungo Jackson – percussion
  • Bill Summers– percussion
  • Gerry Brown– drums
  • Dennis Chambers– drums
  • John Robinson– drums
  • Carlos Vega– drums
  • Poncho Sanchez– conga
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin
  • Howard Hewett– vocals
  • Alexis England – backing vocals
  • Laura Robinson – backing vocals
  • Anjani Thomas– backing vocals
  • George DelBarrio – conductor, string arrangements
  • Dan Humann – engineer, mixing
  • Allen Sides – engineer
  • Steve Sykes – engineer, mixing
  • Brian Gardner– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke except where noted.

  1. Justice’s Groove
  2. Fantasy Love – Stanley Clarke, Howard Hewett
  3. Zabadoobeedé? (Yabadoobeeda)
  4. East River Drive
  5. I’m Home Africa – Stanley Clarke, Jimmy Earl, Steve Hunt
  6. Theme from Boyz ‘n the Hood
  7. Christmas in Rio
  8. What If I Forget the Champagne
  9. Never Lose Your Heart/There Lies the Passion
  10. Illegal
  11. Lord of the Low Frequencies
  12. Funk Is Its Own Reward

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