Stanley Clarke

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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.

The Unreachable Star (Guitar World 1989)

"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.