School Days (1976) by Stanley Clarke is the bassist's most lauded work, carried by his super funky bass lines and groundbreaking chord progressions. By drawing influences from Jazz, Rock, P-Funk, Brazilian grooves and four-to-the-floor Disco beats, School Days became a milestone in fusion music!
Aspiring bassists drooled over Clarke's inventive bass licks & tricks. But there's more: School Days proves that Clarke is a song building genius as well. Surrounded by top musicians (among which George Duke and John McLaughlin), with School Days he managed to delicately walk a musical balancing cord of playing music that is both commercial and good at the same time!
- 1. SCHOOL DAYS
- 2. QUIET AFTERNOON
- 3. THE DANCER
- 1. DESERT SONG
- 2. HOT FUN
- 3. LIFE IS JUST A GAME
"Clarke was triumphantly proving that it was possible to be both good and commercial at the same time."