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All About Jazz is celebrating Kenny Clarke's birthday today!

Kenny Clarke (born Kenneth Clarke Spearman, later aka, Liaqat Ali Salaam, on January 9, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-died January 26, 1985 in Paris, France) was a jazz drummer and an early innovator of the bebop style of drumming. As the house drummer at Minton\'s Playhouse in the early 1940\'s, he participated in the after hours jams that led to the birth of Be-Bop, which in turn lead to modern jazz... Read more.

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