Stanley Clarke is an American bass player. Allan appears on one track of his album "If This Bass Could Only Talk". Allan also toured with Clarke in the 80s on a double bill, sometimes playing together on encores.
"I don’t know how the maestro puts up with me," whispers keyboardist Steve Hunt, on loan from Stanley Clarke’s band and in a feverish composing and improvising dutymode for this project. "I just kind of schmutz around a bit, and then he comes in and does a real solo." Bass wizard Jimmy Johnson shakes his hung head as he listens to a second-take of his own section: lyrical, confident - and hopelessly unsatisfactory. He vows to "stay after school" to fix the mess.