Kenneth Clarke Spearman (January 9, 1914 – January 26, 1985), nicknamed Klook, was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. A major innovator of the bebop style of drumming, he pioneered the use of the Ride cymbal to keep time rather than the hi-hat, along with the use of the bass drum for irregular accents ("dropping bombs")
Biography by Scott Yanow. A key influence on the rhythmic development of bebop, drummer played with icons in the 1940s, formed legendary Modern Jazz Quartet.
Although Kenny Clarke was also a Pittsburgher, Johnny had never met him. Neither did he know Gene Ramey. But bass and drums are very secondary here and only appear on four pieces. Everyone was prepared for something, but no one seemed to know just what.
MG 15056 Introducing. Johnny Costa, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums. NYC, February 26, 1955. Savoy Records Catalog: 12100 series - album index. Savoy Records Catalog: 12200, 12300, 13000 series - album index. Savoy Records Catalog: 14000 series - album index. Savoy Records Catalog: 14100 series - album index. Savoy Records Catalog: 14200 series - album index.
1. Jeru - Original Mix. 3:450:30. You Go To My Head - Gene Ammons. 20. Tom's Thumb - Original Mix. 6:330:30.
Kenny Clarke's Sextet. Rhoda Scott & Kenny Clarke. Kenny Clarke & His 52nd Street Boys. Clarke-Boland Big Band. Miles DavisSonny Rollins/Horace Silver/Percy Heath/Kenny Clarke.