Swing Sessions: enregistrements realises de 1946 à 1950.France: Pathé Marconi-EMI, c. 1972 Stock Code: 144418
Warmly inscribed in ball-point pen by Clarke on the original inner sleeve, "Amités toujours pour un fan extra-ordinaire, Keep swinging! Kenny Clarke". An excellent and uncommon autograph. The album dates to the period of Klook's first Paris sojourn; he moved permanently to the city in the late 50s, "where he was something of a hero" (Penguin Guide).
"Klook, so called because of the distinctive 'klook-mop' sound of his favourite cadence, is one of the most influential drummers of all time while working with Dizzy Gillespie in the early 40s Clarke began to depart from normal practice by marking the count on his top cymbal and using the bass drum only for accents. It became the distinctive sound of bebop, imitated and adapted by Blakey and Roach, and it remains essential background work for drummers even today" (ibid.).
Side 1 features Clarke and his own band, the "52nd Street Boys," which included Fats Navarro, Kenny Dorham, and Sonny Stitt in the front line. Side 2 is largely given over to James Moody's "Boptet".
12-inch vinyl LP (Pathé Marconi-EMI C 054 - 16030), new plain paper sleeve, original album cover.
Just a little shelf wear to cover otherwise very good; disc in excellent condition.
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