The Session Musicians: Leland Sklar

The Session Musicians: Leland Sklar

As bassist in The Section, the L.A. session collective that was to the '70s what The Wrecking Crew were to the '60s, Leland Sklar helped define the '70s singer/songwriter sound. With agile, elegant, unfailingly supportive basslines, the man with the waist-length beard could pump fuel into Jackson Browne's engine on the rocking "Running on Empty" and fall like a gentle summer shower onto James Taylor's "You've Got a Friend" with equal expertise.

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