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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: October 3, 1946

Mike Clark gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock’s group in the early 1970’s. Mike became known as a major innovator through his incisive playing on Hancock’s Thrust album, which garnered him an international cult following.

Mike has performed with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Woody Shaw, Larry Coryell, Jack Wilkins, Wallace Roney, Geri Allen, Billy Childs, James Genus, Bob Hurst, Chris Potter, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Dave Liebman, Nat Adderly, Oscar Brown Jr., Bill Doggett, Mose Allison, Maxine Brown, Gil Evans and his orchestra, and did a stint with Brand X, the acclaimed British fusion band, founded by Phil Collins. He has performed throughout the world at all the major jazz venues and festivals....
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Featured recording “Blueprints of Jazz, Vol. 1”

Blueprints of Jazz, Vol. 1

Talking House Records
2008
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    Blueprints of Jazz, Vol. 1

    Talking House Records
    2010
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    Blueprints of Jazz, Volume 1

    Talking House Records
    2009
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    Summertime

    JazzKey Music
    2003
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    Conjunction

    Bucky Ball Music
    2001
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