. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Buddy De Franco Quartet w/Sonny Clark – live in Cologne, Germany – Jan. 22, 1954
Unlike many of his contemporaries, Buddy De Franco, who was solidly part of the Big Band era, saw the writing on the wall with the change in direction Jazz was taking. And instead of refusing to go with the changes, De Franco embraced them and became one of a handful of Clarinetists who rose to fame as an active practitioner of Bop.
He is joined on this concert with Eugene Wright on Bass and Bobby White on drums – and together with Clark, turn a few standards into Bop excursions, making this concert a memorable event.
Buddy De Franco was active all the way up to his passing last year. Sonny Clark left us in 1963. Together they blazed new trails in the rapidly evolving world of Jazz in the 1950s and beyond.
Masters of the trade, without a doubt.