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Paris Reunion Band – For Klook
This DVD is a magnificent tribute to the legendary drummer Kenny Clarke who died in 1984 and to the Paris Jazz scene of the 1960’s. Kenny Clarke or “Klook” spent the later part of his life in the French capital. 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.
The Paris Reunion Band was formed by sax player Nathan Davis in honour of “Klook” and featured in PRB are great jazz musicians like Woody Shaw, Dizzy Reece, Johnny Griffin, Slide Hampton, Kenny Drew, Jimmy Woode and Billy Brooks.
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