Kenny Clarke



Kenny Clarke

Rating
Active
1930 to 1990
Born
January 9, 1914 in Pittsburgh
Died
January 26, 1985
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres
Pop
Biography
Kenny Clarke (January 2, 1914 - January 26, 1985), born Kenneth Spearman Clarke, nicknamed "Klook" and later known as Liaqat 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 Be-Bop, which in turn led to modern jazz. While in New York, 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.

Top Songs by Kenny Clarke


Get Happy

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It Could Happen To You

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Jeru

by , Roger Guérin, Bernard Hulin, Billy Byers, Nat Peck, Hubert Rostaing, Hubert Fol, , Armand Migiani, René Urtreger, , Maurice Vandair, Pierre Michelot & Jean Warland

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

Memories Suite

Memories Suite

Kenny Clarke September 11, 2015

7 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

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