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Leland Sklar, Bass

Performed or Recorded With:

America
Clint Black
Jackson Browne
Jimmy Buffett
Glen Campbell
Ray Charles
Phil Collins
Rita Coolidge
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Neil Diamond
Dion
Thomas Dolby
The Doors
Donovan
Art Garfunkel
Vince Gill
Amy Grant
Arlo Guthrie
Merle Haggard
Hall & Oates
Faith Hill
Don Henley
Engelbert Humperdinck
Julio Iglesias
Wynonna Judd
Carole King
Lisa Loeb
Lyle Lovett
Manhattan Transfer
Ricky Martin
Reba McEntire
Bette Midler
Aaron Neville
Randy Newman
Olivia Newton-John
The Oak Ridge Boys
Dolly Parton
Bonnie Raitt
LeAnn Rimes
Linda Ronstadt
Diana Ross
David Sanborn
Neil Sedaka
Carly Simon
Ricky Skaggs
Michael W. Smith
Rod Stewart
George Strait
Barbra Streisand
Donna Summer
James Taylor
Livingston Taylor
Terence Trent d'Arby
Tanya Tucker
Wilson Phillips
Lee Ann Womack
Trisha Yearwood
Warren Zevon

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Leland Sklar, Session Bassist

Lee Sklar has has over 2000 albums to his credit,. His very recognizable bass playing style has been heard on hits by Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Jackson Browne, Phil Collins, Clint Black, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nils Lofgren, Lisa Loeb, among may many others.

His television and motion picture credits are also extensive and include playing for such shows as Hill Street Blues, Knight Rider, Simon and Simon, and also on many motion pictures, including Forrest Gump, Ghost, Kindergarten Cop, and My Best Friend's Wedding.

In the late '60s, after completing his education at California State University - Northridge, Sklar met James Taylor and they started playing together. When Taylor's "Fire and Rain" became a huge hit record, Sklar's career began to gain steam.

Over the years Sklar has worked with nearly all of the top session players, but joining with drummer Russ Kunkel , guitarist Dan Kortchmar, and keyboardist Craig Doerge, the quartet would come to be known as the Section. The Section recorded three of their own albums between 1972 and 1977.

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