Klook's the Man

Kenny Clarke

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4
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Delivery Estimate
5-10 days
Genre
Jazz
Label
Proper Box
Released
February 12, 2007

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

Kenny Clarke was a jazz drummer and an early innovator of the BeBop style of drumming. As the house drummer at Minton's Playhouse in the early 1940s, he participated in the after hours jams that led to the birth of modern jazz. He is credited with creating the modern role of the ride cymbal as the primary timekeeper. Before, drummers kept time on the snare drum ("digging coal", Clarke called it) with heavy support from the bass drum. With Clarke time was played on the cymbal and the bass and snare were used more for punctuation. For this, "every drummer" Ed Thigpen said, "owes him a debt of gratitude." Clarke was nicknamed "Klook" or "Klook-mop" for the style he innovated.
Clarke was a founder member of the Modern Jazz Quartet (as the Milt Jackson Quartet) in 1951 and also participated in many recording sessions as house drummer for Savoy Records. Connie Kay took his place in the MJQ in 1955 and from 1956 Clarke was resident in France where he regularly worked with visiting American musicians in Paris.

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Key Value
Catalogue number PROPERBOX120
Barcode 0805520021203
Number of items 4
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 238g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Once In A While -
2. You're A Sweetheart -
3. Sweet Sue -
4. Epistrophy -
5. 52nd Street Theme -
6. Dop-Bop-Sh'bam -
7. Rue Chaptal (Royal Roost) -
8. Confirmation -
9. A La Colette (Cheryl) -
10. Jumpin' There (Listen Here) -
11. Jay Mac -
12. Algerian Cynicism -
13. Laurenzology -
14. Doria -
15. I'll Tell You In Any Minute -
16. Stuffy -
17. The Man I Love -
18. I Surrender Dear -
19. Love In The Sun -
20. Iambic Pentameter -
21. Assy Panassy -
22. Robbins' Nest -
23. I'll Get You Let -
24. Be Good, Girl -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Sonor -
2. Strollin' -
3. Blues Mood -
4. Skoot -
5. Klook's Nook -
6. Inhibitions -
7. Baggin' The Blues -
8. Telefunken Blues -
9. Summer Evening -
10. Oz The Wizard -
11. I Dig You The Most -
12. Pru's Blooze -
13. Plenty For Kenny -
14. Cute Tomato -
15. Now's The Time -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. With Apologies To Oscar -
2. Hear Me Talkin' To Ya -
3. Willow Weep For Me -
4. Bohemia After Dark -
5. Chasm -
6. Late Entry -
7. Will Wail -
8. Volcano -
9. La Porta Thority -
10. I Hear A Rhapsody -
11. Yesterdays -
12. Play, Fiddle, Play -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Cottontail -
2. Your Host -
3. Tricotism -
4. Tom's Thumb -
5. You Turned The Tables On Me -
6. Afternoon In Paris -
7. Apothegm -
8. 'Round Midnight -
9. On A Riff -
10. When Lights Are Low -
11. Oblique -
12. Jeru -
13. Eronel -
14. Tahiti -
15. Bemsha Swing -
16. Blue Serge -
17. Swing Spring -
18. The Squirrel -
19. Cadenze -