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Stanley Clarke “School Days”

Today’s Cool Album of The Day (#72 of the Series) is Stanley Clarke’s, “School Days.”

We have a large number of musicians in our group. I KNOW they know this one!!

Stanley Clarke was on a roll in 1976 when this was released. Playing bass for Chick Corea’s Return to Forever will do that for you.

He had just released three albums. ‘Children of Forever, Stanley Clarke and Journey to Love’ had both faired quite well. But ‘School Days’ was a monster for him.

The title track has been hailed as one of the most influential songs by a lead bassist in jazz fusion.

He had a wonderful band with him at this time as well. Keyboard player David Sancious had just left The E Street Band. George Duke also played keys.
Drums: well how about Billy Cobham, Gerry Brown and Steve Gadd.
Guitars: Ray Gomez and John McLaughlin.

He headline toured in some great venues in the era. I was lucky enough to see this show at Chicago’s Auditorium theater.

Stanley Clarke’s “School Days.” Today’s WAY-Cool Album of the Day!!