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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.

Personnel:

  • 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
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin
  • Poncho Sanchez– conga
  • 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
  • Howard Hewett– vocals
  • Alexis England – background vocals
  • Laura Robinson – background vocals
  • Anjani Thomas– background vocals
  • George DelBarrio – conductor, string arrangements
  • Brian Gardner– mastering
  • Dan Humann – engineer, mixing
  • Allen Sides – engineer
  • Steve Sykes – engineer, mixing

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

On May 19, 2018.

On May 19, 2018, Reginald Grant Lucas aka Reggie Lucas died aged 65. He was songwriter, musician (guitar) and record producer. As musician he has recorded and performed with Miles Davis, Carlos Garnett, Babatunde Olatunji, Norman Connors, Flora Purim, Lonnie Liston Smith, Hubert Eaves, Roberta Flack, Urszula Dudziak, James Mtume, Gary Bartz, Zbigniew Seifert, John Lee, Gerry Brown and Masabumi Kikuchi. As producer Lucas worked with Madonna, Mtume, Models, Randy Crawford, Rebbie Jackson, Bunny DeBarge, The Four Tops, John Adams, The Weather Girls, Elisa Fiorillo and Nick Scotti. In 1981, Lucas and James Mtume won a “Grammy Award” for “Best R&B Song” for their composition “Never Knew Love Like This Before”, which was performed by Stephanie Mills. As leader, Lucas has recorded two albums.

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Columbia” label released “Musicmagic” the seventh and final Return to Forever studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Gayle Moran and Gerry Brown. Beside the conventional stereo version the album was also released by “Columbia” in a four channel quadraphonic version.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea– vocals, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner clavinet, synthesizers (ARP Odyssey, Minimoog, Polymoog, Moog 15 modular)
  • Gayle Moran– vocals, acoustic piano, Hammond B3 organ, Polymoog
  • Stanley Clarke– vocals, electric bass, acoustic bass
  • Gerry Brown – drums
  • Joe Farrell– piccolo flute, flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • James Tinsley– piccolo trumpet, trumpet
  • John Thomas – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • James E. Pugh– tenor trombone
  • Harold Garret– tenor trombone, bass trombone, baritone horn

Track listing:

  1. The Musician – Chick Corea
  2. Hello Again – Stanley Clarke
  3. Musicmagic – Chick Corea, Gayle Moran
  4. So Long Mickey Mouse – Stanley Clarke
  5. Do You Ever – Gayle Moran
  6. The Endless Night – Chick Corea, Gayle Moran

On October 8, 1976.

On October 8, 1976, “Nemperor” label released “School Days”, the fourth Stanley Clarke studio album. It was recorded in June 1976, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York Cty, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Stanley Clarke and Ken Scott.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Clarke – vocals, electric, piccolo and acoustic bass guitar, handbells, acoustic piano, humming, gong, chimes, arranger, ctic andonductor
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Ray Gomez – electric and, rhythm guitar
  • Icarus Johnson– acoustic and electric guitar
  • John McLaughlin– acoustic guitar
  • David Sancious– keyboards, Minimoog, organ, electric guitar
  • Gerry Brown– drums, handbells
  • Billy Cobham– drums, Moog 1500
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Milt Holland– percussion, triangls
  • Tom Malone, Dave Taylor– trombone
  • Jon Faddis, Alan Rubin,Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • Earl Chapin, John Clark, Peter Gordon, Wilmer Wise – horns
  • Al Aarons, Stewart Blumberg, George Bohanon, Buddy Childers, Robert Findley, Gary Grant, Lew McCreary, Jack Nimitz, William Peterson, Dalton Smith – brass
  • Marilyn Baker, Thomas Buffum, David Campbell, Rollice Dale, Robert Dubow, Janice Gower, Karen Jones, Dennis Karmazyn, Gordon Marron, Lya Stern, Ron Strauss, Marcia Van Dyke& John Wittenberg – strings
  • Lynn Dreese Breslin, Bob Defrin – art direction
  • Ken Scott – engineer, remixing
  • Jerry Solomon, Ed Thacker, Michael Frondelli – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke.

  1. School Days
  2. Quiet Afternoon
  3. The Dancer
  4. Desert Song
  5. Hot Fun
  6. Life Is Just a Game