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Japan - 1991


Recorded in 1991 at Cliff Side in Yokohama, Japan.


Buddy DeFranco, clarinet
Terry Gibbs, vibraphone
Herb Ellis, guitar
Larry Novak, piano
Milton Hinton, bass
Butch Miles, drums

Beginning his professional career just as swing was starting to fade in popularity Buddy DeFranco was among few to clarinetist to successfully adjust to bebop.

DeFranco did not give playing swing altogether, he spent a year with Count Basie in the early '50s and was also leader of the "Glenn Miller Orchestra" for eight years.

He would later play in Benny Goodman's band along with vibraphonist Terry Gibbs.

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