Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band

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Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band
OriginParis, France
Genres Jazz
Years active1960–1980
Labels Atlantic, MPS

The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band was a jazz big band co-led by American drummer Kenny Clarke and Belgian pianist François "Francy" Boland. They were one of the most noteworthy jazz big bands formed outside the United States, featuring top European musicians alongside expatriate and touring Americans. [1]

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History

American drummer Kenny Clarke and Belgian pianist Francy Boland started the band in Paris in 1960. [2] A sextet became an octet before expanding into a big band that combined European musicians with American jazz expatriates. [2] The debut album, Jazz Is Universal , was released in 1962. [2]

The band collaborated with Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Derek Watkins, and Phil Woods.

Personnel

Discography

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Video

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References

  1. Berendt, Joachim (1976). The Jazz Book. Paladin. pp. 366–367.
  2. 1 2 3 Ankeny, Jason. "Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  3. Encyclopedia del Jazz: Kenny Clarke accessed September 20, 2016

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