The Jazz Show Episode January 21, 2013

Broadcast on 21-Jan-2013

9:03pm - 11:59pm

Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco was the man who brought the clarinet into the Modern jazz era. DeFranco began and can be heard on very early recordings in the mid-forties sounding like a combination of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw but he soon was absorbing the musical language of Charlie Parker and his disciples and "modernized" his style and became the leading voice of the clarinet in the 40's.50's,60's and beyond. There were a few others who played modern clarinet but none could match Mr. DeFranco. This album isn't called "Mr.Clarinet!" for nothing! It features Buddy DeFranco's working band with Kenny Drew on piano, Milt Hinton on bass and the dynamic Art Blakey on drums. The repertoire is a well chosen mix of standards plus originals by DeFranco and Drew. This is Jazz at it's best!

Track Listing:

52nd St. Theme
Leonard Feather All-Stars · The Modern Jazz
Stars with Bud Powell
and others.
All the things You Are
Sonny Rollins and · Rollins and Hawkins
The Way You Look
Coleman Hawkins · At Newport Jazz Fest.
A Foggy Day
Charles Mingus · Pithecanthopus Erectus
I Have A Dream
Herbie Hancock · The Prisoner
The Trip
Art Pepper · At The Village Vanguard
Jazz Feature:
Buddy DeFranco · Mr Clarinet
It Could Happen to You
Autumn in New York
Left Field
Show Eyes
Bass On Balls
But Not For Me
When Your Lover has Gone
The Things We Did Last Summer
Buddy's Blues