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Kenny Clarke (I) (1914–1985)

Kenny Clarke was born on January 9, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Kenneth Spearman Clarke. He died on January 26, 1985 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 71) in Paris, France

What to Watch: "The Man in the High Castle"

In this episode of "What to Watch," we talk with the cast of Amazon Studios' "The Man in the High Castle" and the show's creator, Frank Spotnitz.

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 2012 On the Road (writer: "Salt Peanuts")
 2006 Thelonious Monk: Live in '66 (Video) (music: "Epistrophy")
 2001 One Man Up (performer: "Je m'en fous")
 1996 The Cable Guy (writer: "Salt Peanuts")
 1988 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Documentary) (writer: "Epistrophy")
 1988 Bird (performer: "Parker's Mood")
 1958 Elevator to the Gallows (Played by:)
 1946 Jivin' in Be-Bop (Documentary) (writer: "Salt Peanuts" - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Kenny Klarke

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Studied piano, trombone, drums, vibraphone and music theory while in high school. First with Teddy Hill's band (1940-41), later joined Benny Carter (1941-42). Led own band in New York prior to military service. See more »


"Droppin' bombs" drum technique


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