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2.58 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Justice's Groove (4:06)
2. Fantasy Love (4:37)
3. Zabadoobeedi- (Yabadoobeeda!) (4:35)
4. East River Drive (7:48)
5. I'm Home Africa (5:59)
6. Theme From Boyz N The Hood (6:58)
7. Christmas In Rio (6:42)
8. What If I Forget The Champagne (5:12)
9. Never Lose Your Heart/There Lies The Passion (5:59)
10. Illegal (3:20)
11. Lord Of The Low Frequencies (6:07)
12. Funk In Its Own Reward (4:45)

Total Time 66:08

Line-up / Musicians

- Stanley Clarke / basses, backing vocals, producer

- Howard Hewett / vocals
- Alexis Engl& / backing vocals
- Laura Robinson / backing vocals
- Anjani Thomas / backing vocals
- Doc Powell / guitar
- Paul Jackson Jr. / guitar
- Armand Sabal-Lecco / guitar, piccolo bass, backing vocals
- Michael Thompson / guitar
- Todd Cochran / keyboards
- George Duke / keyboards
- Steve Hunt / keyboards
- Deron Johnson / keyboards
- Kenny Kirkl& / piano
- Gerald Albright / alto & soprano saxophones
- George Howard / bass, soprano saxophone
- Doug Webb / soprano saxophone
- Hubert Laws / flute
- Jean/Luc Ponty / violin
- Alphonso Johnson / bass
- Abraham Laboriel / bass
- Charles Fambrough / double bass
- Jimmy Earl / bass
- Gerry Brown / drums
- Dennis Chambers / drums
- John "J.R." Robinson / drums
- Carlos Vega / drums
- Ramon Banda / percussion
- Darryl Jackson / percussion
- Munyungo Jackson / percussion
- Bill Summers / percussion
- Poncho Sanchez / congas
- George DelBarrio / string conductor & arrangements

Releases information

CD Epic ‎- EK 47489 (1993, US)

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STANLEY CLARKE East River Drive ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (25%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
2 stars Elevator muzak with nice solos.

Okay, I suppose it's better than that. But not to my ears. Most of these compositions are very light. Yes, there are some nice bass solos, even a glimpse of Jean-Luc Ponty. But aside from amybe putting this CD on as some romantic background music, I don't see much use for me in this album.

The only fire on this disk comes at the end, with two fantastic bass duets between Stanley and Armand Sabal-Lecco. The two bassist play great funky solos against each other over some nice latin percussion.

The album concludes with a nice seventies style fusion funk fest.

The last thirteen minutes aren't quite enough to salvage this album.

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