O melhor clarinetista de jazz do mundo Buddy DeFranco, nasceu no 17 de fevereiro de 1923 em Candem, Nova Jersey. Buddy criou-se no sul da Filadélfia e começou a tocar clarineta com a idade de nove. Aos quatorze ganhou o concurso Tommy Dorsey Swing e apresentou-se no Saturday Night Swing Club, onde dividiu o palco com baterista Gene Krupa.
Buddy se destaca pela distinção de ter faturado, durante a careira, vinte prêmios Downbeat Magazine, nove prêmios Metronome Magazine e dezeseis prêmios Playboy All-Stars. É dele o mérito de ter aberto o caminho para outros clarinetistas, desde a era do swing, até o surgimento do bop.
Seu precioso legado, para as novas gerações, envolve o exemplo através da aplicação da técnica do brilhantismo ao tocar. Desenvolvendo o improviso virtuoso , ele se firmou como um dos mais criativos clarinetistas do show business.
Buddy toca "Memories of You". Beleza pura!
The number one jazz clarinetist of the world Buddy DeFranco, was born on February 17, 1923 in Camden, New Jersey. Buddy was raised in South Philadelphia and began playing the clarinet at age nine. By age fourteen he had won a national Tommy Dorsey Swing contest and appeared on the Saturday Night Swing Club, sharing the spotlight with Gene Krupa. Buddy holds the unprecedented distinction of winning twenty Downbeat Magazine Awards, nine Metronome Magazine Awards, and sixteen Playboy All-Stars Awards.
He is generally credited with leading the way for jazz clarinetists from the exciting era of swing to the exhilarating age of bop. Along the way he has set the example for all jazz musicians for technical brilliance. Improvisational virtuosity and creative warmth. He is one of the most imaginative clarinetists of the music business.
He was discovered by Johnny “Scat” Davis and began his road career with him in 1939. He joined Gene Krupa in 1941, Ted FioRito and Charlie Barnet 1942-43, Tommy Dorsey 1944-45, Boyd Raeburn 1946, Tommy Dorsey again in 1947-48. In 1950 he joined the famous Count Basie Septet. Buddy was appointed leader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra 1966-1974. Since then he has resumed his jazz career and has done countless clinics: Tri-State Festival, Stan Kenton Clinics, North Texas State Teachers College, Clinician and Soloist with the N.O.R.A.D. Band and Air Men of Note. Buddy has brought his clarinet and jazz groups to many famous clubs.
His concert appearances include Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia Park with Tony Bennett, Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, Kool Jazz Festival, Aurex Jazz Festival in Japan, Bern Festival in Switzerland, Radio Cologne with Bill Holman and the Radio Cologne Orchestra, Dutch Radio with Rob Pronk & Metropole Orchestra, European Tours, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, South Africa, and Argentina ... wherever good jazz is played!
He has made both concert and recording appearances with such stars as Art Tatum, Tal Farlow, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Lenny Tristano, Nelson Riddle, Billy Eckstine, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Art Blakey, Mel Torme, Louis Bellson, Terry Gibbs, Oscar Peterson, as well as several Metronome All Star Sessions.
Buddy DeFranco and the Oscar Peterson Quartet (2005)
Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson play George Gershwin (2005)
Buddy DeFranco Quartet on Tour
Sweet Gerogia Brown
Tradução de Humberto Amorim