Stanley Clarke – Stanley Clarke (Full Album)

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Stanley Clarke is the second solo album by jazz fusion bassist Stanley Clarke.

AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos:
Definitive early-period funk/fusion. Clarke’s finger-pop bass is up front.

Track listing:
All tracks composed by Stanley Clarke; except where indicated

Side One

“Vulcan Princess” – 4:00
“Yesterday Princess” (Clarke, Carolyn Clarke) – 1:41
“Lopsy Lu” – 7:03
“Power” – 7:20

Side Two

“Spanish Phases for Strings & Bass” (Michael Gibbs) – 6:26
“Life Suite” – 13:47
Part I – 1:51
Part II – 4:12
Part III – 1:03
Part IV – 6:41

Stanley Clarke – bass guitar, double bass, guitar, piano, vocals
Jan Hammer – keyboards
Bill Connors – guitar
Tony Williams – drums
Airto Moreira – percussion on “Life Suite”
David Taylor – trombone, brasses
Jon Faddis, James Buffington, Lew Soloff, Garnett Brown, Peter Gordon – brasses
David Nadien, Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Carol Buck, Beverly Lauridsen, Harry Cykman, Harold Kohon, Paul Gershman, Harry Lookofsky, Emanuel Green – string section
Michael Gibbs – string & brass arrangement


Released: December 1974
Recorded: Electric Lady Studios, New York City
Length:: 40:31
Label: Nemperor, Atlantic (original)
Epic (reissue)
Producer: Stanley Clarke