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Stanley Clarke (born June 30, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and electric bass guitar as well as for his numerous film and television scores. He is best known for his work with the fusion band Return to Forever, and his role as a bandleader in several trios and ensembles.



Solo albums

Studio Albums
Live Albums

with Return to Forever

Studio Albums
Live Albums
  • Return to Forever Live (1979)
  • The Best of Return to Forever (1980)

with Pharoah Sanders

with The New Barbarians

with Joe Farrell

As a co-leader/band member

As a producer


Feature films

Like Mike 2: Streetball 2006 directed by David Nelson

Into the Sun 2005 directed by mink

Roll Bounce 2005 directed by Malcolm D. Lee

The Transporter 2002 directed by Luc Besson, Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen

Undisputed 2002 directed by Walter Hill

Undercover Brother 2002 directed by Malcolm D. Lee

Romeo Must Die 2000 directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak

Dangerous Ground 1999 directed by Darrell Roodt

The Best Man 1999 directed by Malcolm D. Lee

Down in the Delta 1998 directed by Maya Angelou

B*A*P*S 1997 directed by Robert Townsend

Sprung 1997 directed by Rusty Cundieff

Eddie 1996 directed by Steve Rash

Higher Learning 1995 directed by John Singleton

Panther 1995 directed by Mario Van Peebles

The Show 1995 directed by Brian Robbins

Bleeding Hearts 1994 directed by Gregory Hines

Little Big League 1994 directed by Andrew Scheinman

Red Hot 1993 Paul Haggis

Watch It 1993 directed by Tom Flynn

What's Love Got to Do with It (the Tina Turner story) 1993 directed by Brian Gibson

Poetic Justice 1993 directed by John Singleton

Passenger 57 1992 directed by Kevin Hooks

Boyz n the Hood 1991 directed by John Singleton

Cool as Ice 1991 directed by David Kellogg

The Five Heartbeats 1991 directed by Robert Townsend

The Book Of Love 1990 directed by Robert Shaye

Tap 1989 directed by Nick Castle

One Down Two To Go 1983 directed by Fred Williamson


“Lincoln Heights” (Series) 2006 – present ABC Family Channel

“Soul Food” (Series) 2000 – 2004 directed by Felicia D. Henderson

“Tales from the Crypt” 1990 directed by Jack Sholder, Joel Silver (Episode: “Fitting Punishment”)

“Hull High” (Series) 1990 directed by Gil Grant, Bruce Bilson, Kenny Ortega, Steven Robman

“A Man Called Hawk” (Series) 1989 directed by Mario Di Leo, Bill Duke, Harry Falk, Winrich Kolbe, Stan Lathan, Sigmund Neufeld Jr, Virgil W. Vogel

Pee Wee's Playhouse (Selected Episodes) 1986 directed by Bill Freiberger, Steven Johnson, Guy J. Loutham, William Orr, Paul Reubens

“Knightwatch” (Series) 1988 -1989 directed by Sharron Miller, Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Television movies

“Murder She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle” 2003 directed by Anthony Pullen Shaw

“The Big Time” 2002 directed by Paris Barclay

“Little John” (Hallmark Hall of Fame) 2002 directed by Dick Lowry

“The Red Sneakers” 2002 directed by Gregory Hines

“Murder She Wrote: The Last Free Man” 2001 directed by Anthony Pullen Shaw

“The Color of Friendship” 2000 directed by Kevin Hooks

“The Loretta Claiborne Story” 2000 directed by Lee Grant

Rocky Marciano” 1999 directed by Charles Winkler

“Funny Valentines” 1999 directed by Julie Dash

“If You Believe” 1999 directed by Alan Metzger

“Love Kills” 1998 directed by Brian Grant

“On the Line” 1998 directed by Elodie Keene

“Road to Galveston” 1996 directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno

“The Cherokee Kid” 1996 directed by Paris Barclay

“Royce” 1994 directed by Rob Holcomb

“Relentless: Mind of a Killer” 1993 directed by John Patterson

“Boy Meets Girl” 1993 directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story 1992 directed by Charles Braverman

“Prison Stories: Women on the Inside” 1991 directed by Donna Deitch, Joan Micklin Silver, Penelope Spheeris

“The Kid Who Loved Christmas” 1990 directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman

“The Court Martial of Jackie Robinson” 1990 directed by Larry Peerce

“Blue Bayou” 1990 directed by Karen Arthur

“Dangerous Pursuit” 1990 directed by Sandor Stern

“Tales from the Whoop” 1990 directed by Whoopi Goldberg

“Out on the Edge” 1989 directed by John Pasquin


“Static Shock” (Series) 2000 directed by Denys Cowan, Dan Riba

“Waynehead” (Series) 1996–1997 directed by Damon Wayans

“Cool Like That Christmas” 1994 directed by David Feiss, Swinton O. Scott III

Music videos

“Michael Jackson: Remember the Time” 1992 directed by John Singleton


Meet Bob Shaye 2004 directed by Jeffery Schwartz

Maryanne e gli altri (Italy) 1995 directed by Ita Cesa, Giuseppe Selva

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