Rocks, Pebbles and Sand

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Rocks, Pebbles and Sand
Studio album by Stanley Clarke
Released 1980
Recorded Legend Studios, Lynden, Washington; Chateau Recorders, North Hollywood, CA; A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Genre Jazz fusion
Jazz funk
Jazz rock
Length 37:29
Label Epic
Producer Stanley Clarke
Stanley Clarke chronology
I Wanna Play For You
(1979)
Rocks, Pebbles and Sand
(1980)
Let Me Know You
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 6/10[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Rocks, Pebbles and Sand is the 1980 album by jazz bass guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Stanley Clarke. Clarke sings on the album to the horror of critics[citation needed], but sticks to his usual forte which is jazz rock and jazz funk. This was the first recording where Stanley featured his tenor bass.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Stanley Clarke, except where indicated.

  1. "Danger Street" – 4:51
  2. "All Hell Broke Loose" – 5:03
  3. "Rocks, Pebbles and Sand" – 4:13
  4. "Underestimation" –3:43
  5. "You/Me Together" – 4:05
  6. "We Supply" (Stanley Clarke, Louis Johnson) – 4:21
  7. "The Story of a Man and a Woman - Part 1: She Thought I Was Stanley Clarke - Part 2: A Fool Again - Part 3: - I Nearly Went Crazy (Until I Realized What Had Occurred)" – 11:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Stanley Clarke – Bass, Tenor Bass, Piccolo Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Background vocals
  • Steve Bach – Keyboards
  • George Bohanon – Trombone
  • Mari Botnick – Violin
  • Denyse Buffum – Viola
  • Thomas Buffum – Violin
  • Chick Corea – Bass, Moog Synthesizer
  • Rollice Dale – Cello
  • Vincent DeRosa – French Horn
  • Bobby Dubow – Violin
  • David Duke – French Horn
  • Victor Feldman – Vibraphone
  • Jerry Hey – Horn
  • Josie James – Vocals
  • Charles "Icarus" Johnson – Guitar
  • Louis Johnson – Guitar, Bass, Vocals
  • Valerie Johnson – Vocals
  • Marcy Levy – Background vocals
  • Dennis MacKay – Percussion
  • Lew McCreary – Trombone
  • Niles Oliver – Cello
  • Sid Page – Violin
  • Greg Phillinganes – Keyboards
  • Simon Phillips – Percussion, Drums
  • Bill Reichenbach, Jr. – Horn
  • John "J.R." Robinson – Drums
  • Sheldon Sanov – Violin
  • Carol Shive – Violin
  • Lya Stern – Violin
  • Ron Strauss – Cello
  • Charles Veal – Violin
  • John Wittenberg – Violin

Production[edit]

  • Robert Giusti – Illustration artwork
  • Nancy Donald – Design
  • Henry Diltz – Photography
  • Greg Falken – Assistant engineer
  • Bruce Jost – Assistant engineer
  • Chris Haas – Assistant engineer (Legend)
  • Chip Leech, Larry Reuben – Assistant engineer (Mixing)
  • Dennis MacKay – Engineer (Sound Production)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Rocks, Pebbles and Sand - Stanley Clarke | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (August 7–20, 1980): 28. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 41. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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