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Stanley Clark and Steve Gadd

Winner: Bass Player mag’s Lifetime Achievement

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Philadelphia native Stanley Clarke was a double-bass innovator perhaps best known for his work with Chick Corea in the group Return to Forever. His greatness stands alongside that of Jaco Pastorius.

Clarke would win a Grammy in the mid-’70s and Playboy magazine’s nod as the “best” bassist for 10 years running. Clarke collaborated with such luminaries as Gato Barbieri, Art Blakey, and Joe Henderson.


Stanley Clarke, electric bass
Steve Gadd, drums


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