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Makes you want to hear more

Buddy DeFranco makes an awkward, difficult to handle instrument sound wonderful. His sound and fluency is such that you'll want to listen to more. A Clarinet can sound shrill in the wrong hands. Not so with Buddy. He delivers a warm, round tone with exceptional fluency and melodic, accessable beauty in the lines that come out. Pure Inspiration!


Born: February 17, 1923 in Camden, NJ

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Buddy DeFranco is one of the great clarinetists of all time and, until the rise of Eddie Daniels, he was indisputably the top clarinetist to emerge since 1940. It was DeFranco's misfortune to be the best on an instrument that after the swing era dropped drastically in popularity and, unlike Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, he has never been a household name for the general public. When he was 14, DeFranco won an amateur swing contest sponsored by Tommy Dorsey. After working with the big bands of Gene...
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Pretty Moods, Buddy DeFranco
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  • $4.95
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Bop
  • Released: Dec 23, 2002

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