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Clarke was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Having graduated from the Philadelphia Musical Academy, he moved to New York City in 1971 and began working with famous bandleaders and musicians including Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharoah Sanders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and Al Di Meola.

Return to Forever
During this period he joined the jazz fusion group Return to Forever led by pianist Chick…

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  • i never had a problem with you or george that is why when you asked . . . not a problem ! thanx JMS
  • i never cared for or about chick at 60 i don't mind sayin' it. . . . he reminds me of wakeman when YES was in town !
  • stan, jim here i was a recordin' eng. Hartford CT . . . hope all is well with you and yours
  • The one and only Playboy - basta !!
  • Edit: "The Stanley Clarke Band: UP, is scheduled for release September 30 on the Mack Avenue Records label." >> http://news.allaboutjazz.com/bass-legend-stanley-clarkes-new-album-up-reaches-new-heights-the-stanley-clarke-band-up-release-date-september-30-2014--mack-avenue-records.php#.VCR6fxZEJas
  • [artist]The Stanley Clarke Band[/artist] - Up album is out now << http://www.mackavenue.com/artists/detail/stanley_clarke >>
  • >> also check out [artist]The Stanley Clarke Band[/artist]
  • damn dude is fucking A!
  • this is so incredible. impossible to not fall in love with those riffs.
  • Rock N' Jelly! #1 This guy can jam with Beck

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