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Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancler: Oleo

We were sad to hear of the passing of legendary drummer Ndugu Chancler. While he is best known as the drummer for Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” his career was marked with tons of great jazz, fusion, and funk grooves.

Here’s a display of some his jazz chops with pianist Patrice Rushen and bassist Stanley Clarke on the jazz standard “Oleo”. Clarke and Chancler lock in at a burning tempo, and everyone’s solos are on fire.

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