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Kenny Clarke

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Kenny Clarke

Kenny Clarke has been played on NTS shows including Contours & Hidden Spheres, with Big Bang first played on 22 July 2017.

Kenny Clarke (born Kenneth Clarke Spearman, later aka, Liaqat Ali Salaam, on January 9, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-died January 26, 1985 in Paris, France) 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. Before, drummers kept…

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Rose Of The Rio Grande
The Modern Jazz Quartet, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, John Lewis, Kenny Clarke
Prestige1953
Rose Of The Rio Grande
The Modern Jazz Quartet, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, John Lewis, Kenny ClarkePrestige1953
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Big Bang
Kenny Clarke
Horo Records1975
Big Bang
Kenny ClarkeHoro Records1975
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