Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sax No End
Limited edition, 24 Bit, Paper Sleeve, Remastered reissue of the 1967 album. Kenny Clarke (1914-1985) was a jazz drummer and an early innovator of the bebop style of drumming. As the house drummer at Minton's Playhouse in... more »
Limited edition, 24 Bit, Paper Sleeve, Remastered reissue of the 1967 album. Kenny Clarke (1914-1985) 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 1940's, 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. 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. From 1956 Clarke lived in France where he regularly worked with visiting American musicians in Paris, in particular forming a working trio with Bud Powell and Pierre Michelot. Later in 1961, with Belgian pianist Francy Boland he formed a regular big band featuring leading European and ex-patriate American musicians. The big band, which had been the idea of Italian producer Gigi Campi, lasted for eleven years. This album is from those recordings. Universal. 2005.
FINALLY GOT MY HANDS ON THIS PRIZE
Tony NYC | Brooklyn, NY USA | 04/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"LIke the other reviewer here, I've been waiting to get my hands on this baby for many years. If you are a fan of the Francy Boland/Kenny Clarke Big Band, this one takes the prize. I now have what I think is ALL the recordings of this great Big Band. With the lack of interest in albums such as these, they go out of print and end up costing a fortune. To make matters worse, CDs are on their way out. MP3 is doing them in. SACD's are gone, and now, trust me, the writing is on the wall. The fact that most people in this country want convenience over sound quality via MP3, CDs are on their way out. My advice is to buy all the CDs you can now, either from Amazon or from third party vendors before the prices skyrocket. Even formerly EASY to get CDs are now becoming collectors items because they are now being issued on MP3 and people are losing interest in CDs. Gee, I remember when I had to settle for CD quality over LPs, but was happy when SACD and DVD-A came out. Now that the demand for CDs of any format is dwindling, my vast collection is now worth a fortune. Trust me, as a person who literally buys hundreds of CD's per year, it's becoming harder and harder to get great CDs as the record companies stop issueing the old stuff and the new stuff is starting to come out only in MP3 format. Grab them while you can. What a shame, but that's life."