Kenny Clarke



Kenny Clarke

Rating
Active
1930 to 1990
Born
January 9, 1914 in Pittsburgh
Died
January 26, 1985
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Biography
Kenneth Spearman Clarke (January 9, 1914 – January 26, 1985), nicknamed "Klook" and later known as Liaquat Ali Salaam, was a jazz drummer and bandleader. He was a major 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 bebop, which in turn led to modern jazz. While in New York City, he played with the major innovators of the emerging bop style, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Curly Russell and others, as well as musicians of the prior generation, including Sidney Bechet.
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Top Songs by Kenny Clarke


But Not For Me (Take 2) - RVG Remaster

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But Not for Me

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5 Star Piano Jazz

'Round Midnight

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Get Happy

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All That Jazz, Vol. 66: Hackensack – Thelonius Monk & Friends Play Monk & Ellington (2016 Remaster)

Sophisticated Lady

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The Man I Love - Album Version - (take 1)

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All That Jazz, Vol. 66: Hackensack – Thelonius Monk & Friends Play Monk & Ellington (2016 Remaster)

It Could Happen To You

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I Am Kenny Clarke

Jeru

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The Man I Love - Take 2

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Last Train from Overbrook

Last Train from Overbrook

Kenny Clarke December 28, 2015

7 Tracks

Anytime in My Mind

Anytime in My Mind

Kenny Clarke December 11, 2015

19 Tracks

Can Anyone See The Light

Can Anyone See The Light

Kenny Clarke November 6, 2015

7 Tracks

Music In My Hands

Music In My Hands

Kenny Clarke October 9, 2015

19 Tracks

The Groovin' Atmosphere

The Groovin' Atmosphere

Kenny Clarke August 7, 2015

7 Tracks

THE SHOW MUST GO ON with Kenny Clarke, Vol. 02

THE SHOW MUST GO ON with Kenny Clarke, Vol. 02

Kenny Clarke July 14, 2015

35 Tracks

Sensational Hits from Past

Sensational Hits from Past

Kenny Clarke July 5, 2015

7 Tracks

THE SHOW MUST GO ON with Kenny Clarke, Vol. 01

THE SHOW MUST GO ON with Kenny Clarke, Vol. 01

Kenny Clarke June 16, 2015

35 Tracks

JAZZY CITY - Club Session by Kenny Clarke

JAZZY CITY - Club Session by Kenny Clarke

Kenny Clarke June 9, 2015

25 Tracks

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