“By now, I was very comfortable with where I was and what I had achieved, and I felt good that there were other bass players on the scene. I loved what Jaco was starting to do – he and I were very close.
“This is my favorite record. I was playing in front of 3,000, 4,000 people a night, throwing out tee-shirts, all that stuff, like at any rock show. I had gold records, sold-out concerts. I was on top of the world. This record captures me at that high.
“I was spreading the word that there was more to music than just four chords. The performances here are cool. I’m playing Stanley Clarke music. There’s a spirit, a sense of joy. That’s what people want to hear, and they still do. It blows my mind!”