The Giants of Jazz imprint sometimes gets it exactly right, and this is a case in point. Using it as his primary instrument, he was every bit as technically gifted as Art Pepper on the instrument, and more so than Woody Herman. DeFranco expanded the vocabulary for the clarinet, using it as a powerful and delightful tool of complex improvisation and freewheeling creativity.
DeFranco in New York, 1947. Background information In 1950, DeFranco spent a year with Count Basie's Septet. He then led a small combo in the early 1950s which included pianist Sonny Clark and guitarist Tal Farlow. In this period, DeFranco recorded for MGM, Norgran and Verve; the latter two labels were owned by Norman Granz. Sweet and Lovely with Sonny Clark, Tal Farlow, Gene Wright, Bobby White, 1954. Generalissimo with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Bob Hardaway, Jimmy Rowles, Barney Kessel, Curtis Counce, Alvin Stoller, 1958. Plays Nelson Riddle's Cross Country Suite, 1958.
Clarinet, Liner Notes – Buddy DeFranco. Design – Richard Mantel. Engineer – Val Valentin. Executive-Producer – Charlie Lourie. Guitar – Tal Farlow (tracks: G3, G4). Liner Notes – Ira Gitler, Nat Hentoff. Mastered By – Rudy Van Gelder. Producer – Norman Granz. 모. Recorded: to B5: Fine Sound.
Buddy DeFranco (cl), Sonny Clark (p), Gene Wright (b), Bobby White (ds) Album：" Buddy Defranco, Autumn Leaves " Recorded：Los Angeles, August 9, 1954. Buddy DeFranco Quartet - Autumn Leaves - YouTube. Buddy DeFranco (cl), Sonny Clark (p), Gene Wright (b), Bobby White (ds) Album：" Buddy Defranco, Autumn Leaves " Recorded：Los Angeles, August 9, 1954.
Buddy DeFranco, Clarinet. Complete Verve Recordings of Buddy DeFranco with Sonny Clark. March 08, 1954 - August 26, 1955.
Buddy DeFranco Quartet - Now's The Time. JATP in Berlin 2/55 Now’s the Time"- Buddy DeFranco Quintet. Now's The Time - Buddy DeFranco. I Can't Get Started (feat. Sonny Clark & Tal Farlow). Art Tatum & Buddy DeFranco - This Can't be Love. Buddy DeFranco, Oscar Peterson - They Can't Take That Away From Me.
Buddy DeFranco & Oscar Peterson Play George Gershwin. Buddy DeFranco & Oscar Peterson Play George Gershwin. With Sonny Clarke & Gene Wright. To The Top. Contribute to Buddy DeFranco.