23 April 1950|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Clark was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1950, but moved to Los Angeles where he spent his student years and started composing and playing the piano. After Clark graduated in music theory and composition from the California Institute of Arts in Valencia, he set out for New York City. There he began working and recording with David Murray.
Influenced by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Horace Tapscott, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, Clark was based in Amsterdam for many years until his return to the U.S. He is now situated in New England.
While working with various groups, Clark has played with musicians including Oscar Brown, Jr., Julian Priester, Art Taylor, Billy Bang, Richard Davis, Abbey Lincoln, Charles Tyler, John Tchicai and Han Bennink.
- Dedications (1981, Freelance)
- Phantasmagoria (1984, Nimbus )
- Reach, Believe & Play (1984–85, Nimbus )
- Self Trait (1985, FMP)
- Deep Sea Diver (1985, Nimbus)
- Amsterdam Sunshine (1987, Nimbus)
- Letter to South Africa (c. 1987, Nimbus)
- Live at the Bimhuis (1988, Nimbus)
- Dreams Deferred (1993, Nimbus)
- Taagi (2010, No Business)
With Billy Bang
With M. Cook
- Trance (1979, Circle)
With Julian Priester
With J. C. Tans
- Around the World (1989, BVHaast)
- Kennedy, Gary W. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 8 March 2009.(subscription required)
- Delta Omicron List of National Patrons & Patronesses Archived 27 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.