On this day…

…in 1951, bass player and composer Stanley Clarke was born in Philadelphia. His School Days album proved to be a seminal album in the then emerging development of jazz fusion. As was Return to Forever, which he played on under Chick Corea. You can hear School Days here and Return to Forever here. If you would prefer to hear (and see) him live, he’s playing tomorrow (2 July) at the Love Supreme Festival near Brighton and on (4 July) Monday at The Jazz Cafe in London.