Stanley Clarke is known as a jazz fusion bassist and film score composer. Stanley Clarke blazed trails and became an innovator with the double bass and electric bass. His time spent playing with Chick Corea cemented both of their places as legends of jazz fusion.

For the crate diggers, you’ll probably recognize Stanley Clarke from these hip-hop cuts It Ain’t Hard to Tell by Nas (1994), Hip Hop by Mos Def (1999) and Betta Off Dead by Onyx (1995), to name a few.

In this video Stanley shares a bit of his experiences with Chick’s Rhodes.

About The “Down The Rhodes” Webisode Series on

For a total of 10 weeks, will present weekly webisodes of ‘Down The Rhodes’, courtesy of Down The Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story. Each new webisode will feature a noted – Fender Rhodes Loving – Crate Worthy  Musician speaking about the historical Fender Rhodes and the influence that it had on their lives and music.

Stay tuned to for an exciting series of ‘Down The Rhodes’ webisodes.

For more on the Down The Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story book & DVD please visit

No more articles