Groove – Episode #78: Jackie Clark

Jackie Clark

For the past 30-plus years, Jackie Clark has been all about the bass. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, he’s become an in-demand live and studio player for artists like Dionne Warwick, Shalamar, Peabo Bryson, Deborah Cox, The Jacksons, Angie Stone, and countless others.

Beyond the bass, he’s also an arranger, producer, and keyboard player.

You can hear his bass-driven musicality drive through on his solo albums, Away (In A Manger), P. Mason (2008), My Inspiration, Come To Me, Heaven’s Gift, Soul Ride, and his latest, Nexus.

Jackie is an amazing storyteller and here’s the tease for this podcast: He got his first bass at the age of thirteen… and it was a 1974 Fender Jazz Bass. The journey begins back then, but the inspiration from players like James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, Geddy Lee, Leland Sklar, and others has painted his amazing career to this very day.

Enjoy the conversation…

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