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Kenny Clarke – Magic Brushes 1961

SKF NOTE: Some eye opening brush work from The One, The Only Kenny Clarke with the Bud Powell Trio. Phew!

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Kenny Clarke Swingin’ ‘Til the Cows Come Home

SKF NOTE: Thank you once more to Bret Primack (aka Jazz Video Guy) for this swinging 12 minutes with jazz greats on the front line and in the rhythm section. Kenny Clarke swinging ‘til the cows come home on this … Continue reading

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Krupa: The Sound That Launched a Million Drummers

SKF NOTE: I am among the millions of drummers first inspired by Gene Krupa’s sound to play drums and study drumming. Krupa has described his role in drum history as making the drummer a high priced guy. Others say Krupa … Continue reading

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Kenny Clarke: The Magic Cymbal

Pianist Dick Katz said in an interview with Ira Gitler, “People don’t know that [Kenny Clarke] had one cymbal. It wasn’t very big, and we used to call it the magic cymbal, because when somebody would sit in on drums, … Continue reading

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Kenny Clarke: Music Comes From the Heart

Art Taylor: How important do you feel technique is for playing the drums? Kenny Clarke: I think any musician needs just enough technique to express himself; I don’t think he should go beyond that. It becomes meaningless if it goes … Continue reading

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Kenny Clarke & The Musicians Well of Inspiration

SKF NOTE: DrumForum.org member, “Wheresmyroadie?,” posted an excellent, new-to-me, video of Kenny Clarke with a big band playing the song, Bebop. Access to such footage — especially free and easy access — started happening about 50 years after I had … Continue reading

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