Stanley Clarke releases his fourth album : ‘School Days’ recorded with John Mclaughlin, George Duke, Billy Cobham et al (1976)

Stanley Clarke‘s ‘School Days’ is his fourth album recorded in June 1976 and released the same year by Nemperor Records.

Track Listing : 1.School Days (Stanley Clarke) – 07:51 . 2.Quiet Afternoon (Stanley Clarke) – 05:09 . 3.The Dancer (Stanley Clarke) – 05:27 . 4.Desert Song (Stanley Clarke) – 06:56 . 5.Hot Fun (Stanley Clarke) – 02:55 . 6.Life Is Just A Game (Stanley Clarke) – 09:00

Musicians : Stanley Clarke – Electric Bass Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Piccolo Bass Guitar, Acoustic Piano, Vocals, Handbells, Gong, Chimes, Humming, Producer, Composer . John Mclaughlin – Acoustic Guitar On (4) . Icarus Johnson – Electric And Acoustic Guitars On (4) . David Sancious – Keyboards, Minimoog Synthesizer, Organ On (1 – 2 – 3), Electric Guitar On (5) . George Duke – Keyboards On (4) . Milt Holland – Percussion, Congas, Triangle On (3 – 4) . Steve Gadd – Drums On (2 – 5) . Billy Cobham – Drums, Moog 1500 On (4) . Gerry Brown – Drums, Handbells On (1) And (3) . Raymond Gomez – Electric Guitar On (1 – 3 – 5) . David Campbell – Strings . Dennis Karmazyn – Strings . Lya Stern – Strings . Thomas Buffum – Strings . Janice Adele Gower – Strings . Marcia Van Dyke – Strings . Karen Jones – Strings . Robert Dubow – Strings . Ronald Strauss – Strings . Rollice Dale – Strings . Gordon Marron – Strings . John Wittenberg – Strings . Marilyn Baker – Strings . Jack Nimitz – Brass . Buddy Childers – Brass . Lew Mccreary – Brass . Dalton Smith – Brass . Robert Findley – Brass . Gary Grant – Brass . George Bohanon – Brass . William Peterson – Brass . Stuart Blumberg – Brass . Albert Aarons – Brass

Production : Produced By Stanley Clarke, Ken Scott . Stanley Clarke . Ed Thacker – Assistant Engineer . Jerry Solomon – Assistant Engineer

Arrangements : Stanley Clarke

Package : Lynn Dreese Breslin – Art Direction . Bob Defrin – Art Direction

Recorded In June 1976 At Electric Lady Studios, New York City, Ny; A&M Studios, Los Angeles, Ca.

Released In 1976 By Nemperor Records.

(Source Stanley Clarke‘s ‘School Days’ | School Days | Stanley Clarke -Official Site)

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Sputnikmusic.com
While Jaco relied more on harmonics and standard (yet extremely challenging) bass playing, Clarke delved far more into slapping and bass chording (i.e. the influential title track). With its fun music and great musicianship, especially from Clarke, School Days is another essential album for the aspiring bass virtuoso. […]

King_Insano
The things to explore here might be the title track, where they’ve welded together some strong bass-lines and dynamic guitar parts and the surprising “bow” performance by Stanley in the middle of the album (“Desert Song”) which displays some fresh ideas among the redundantly funky tides of the album. Nothing horrible, but far too safe to generate more exitement on my part. […]

allmusic
Every pro electric-bass player and their mothers wore out the grooves of this record when it first came out, trying to cop Clarke’s speedy, thundering, slapped-thumb bass licks. Yet ultimately, it was Clarke’s rapidly developing compositional skills that made this album so listenable and so much fun for the rest of us, then and now. […]

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