Released in 1973, the debut offering from the prolific bassist and composer is a killer outing of spiritual jazz funk and soulful fusion. Produced by Chick Corea, the date features stellar performances from Art Webb, Pat Martino, Lenny White, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Andy Bey. Issued the same year as Norman Connors' Dance Of Magic (on which Clarke played bass), this brilliant set is its aesthetic cousin.
Twisting post-grunge into a cheeky glam rock sound on their self-titled debut, the very L.A. band plays around with generic-branded alterna-rock for a humorous collection of songs. There will be no thrashing angst-ridden headbanging going on, for Tsar melts glossy new wave elements with corporate guitar rock flair.