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Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco (February 17, 1923 – December 24, 2014) was an American jazz clarinet player.

DeFranco began his professional career just as swing music and big bands — many of which were led by clarinetists like Artie Shaw, and Benny Goodman — were in decline. While most jazz clarinet players did not adapt to this change, DeFranco successfully continued to play clarinet exclusively, and was one of the few bebop clarinetists.

In 1950, DeFranco spent a year with Count Basie's Septet.

He then led a small combo in the early 1950s which included pianist Sonny Clark and guitarist Tal Farlow.

In this period, DeFranco recorded for MGM Records, Norgran and Verve, the latter two labels were owned by Norman Granz.

He was bandleader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra from 1966 to 1974, under the name, "The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Directed By Buddy DeFranco".

He also performed with Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet,
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BUDDY DEFRANCO King Of The Clarinet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
King Of The Clarinet
Bop 1953
BUDDY DEFRANCO In a Mellow Mood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In a Mellow Mood
Bop 1954
BUDDY DEFRANCO The Artistry of Buddy DeFranco (aka Autumn Leaves) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Artistry of Buddy DeFranco (aka Autumn Leaves)
Bop 1954
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco With Strings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco With Strings
Bop 1954
BUDDY DEFRANCO Pretty Moods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pretty Moods
Bop 1954
BUDDY DEFRANCO The Progressive Mr. DeFranco  (aka Odalisque) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Progressive Mr. DeFranco (aka Odalisque)
Big Band 1954
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco With Herman McCoy's Swing Choir : Takes You To The Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco With Herman McCoy's Swing Choir : Takes You To The Stars
Bop 1954
BUDDY DEFRANCO Play George Gershwin (with Oscar Peterson) (aka Play George Gershwin Songbook) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Play George Gershwin (with Oscar Peterson) (aka Play George Gershwin Songbook)
Bop 1955
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco Quartet (aka Mr. Clarinet) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco Quartet (aka Mr. Clarinet)
Bop 1955
BUDDY DEFRANCO Cooking The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cooking The Blues
Bop 1955
BUDDY DEFRANCO Odalisque (The Music Of Buddy DeFranco) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Odalisque (The Music Of Buddy DeFranco)
Bop 1956
BUDDY DEFRANCO Sweet And Lovely album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet And Lovely
Bop 1956
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy De Franco album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy De Franco
Bop 1956
BUDDY DEFRANCO The Buddy Defranco Wailers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Buddy Defranco Wailers
Bop 1956
BUDDY DEFRANCO Plays Artie Shaw album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Artie Shaw
Bop 1957
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco Plays Benny Goodman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco Plays Benny Goodman
Bop 1957
BUDDY DEFRANCO Broadway Showcase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Broadway Showcase
Big Band 1957
BUDDY DEFRANCO Wholly Cats album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wholly Cats
Bop 1957
BUDDY DEFRANCO Generalissimo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Generalissimo
Bop 1958
BUDDY DEFRANCO I Hear Benny Goodman And Artie Shaw album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Hear Benny Goodman And Artie Shaw
Bop 1958
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy De Franco And The Oscar Peterson Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy De Franco And The Oscar Peterson Quartet
Bop 1958
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco Plays Nelson Riddle's Cross-Country Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco Plays Nelson Riddle's Cross-Country Suite
Big Band 1958
BUDDY DEFRANCO Bravura album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bravura
Bop 1959
BUDDY DEFRANCO Closed Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Closed Session
Bop 1960
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet : Presenting album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet : Presenting
Bop 1961
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco Tommy Gumina Quartet : Pacific Standard (Swingin'!) Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco Tommy Gumina Quartet : Pacific Standard (Swingin'!) Time
Bop 1961
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet ‎: Kaleidoscope album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet ‎: Kaleidoscope
Bop 1962
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet ‎: Pol.Y.Tones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet ‎: Pol.Y.Tones
Bop 1963
BUDDY DEFRANCO Blues Bag (aka Bag Of Blues) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues Bag (aka Bag Of Blues)
Hard Bop 1964
BUDDY DEFRANCO The Girl Fron Ipanema (with Tommy Gumina) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Girl Fron Ipanema (with Tommy Gumina)
Bossa Nova 1964
BUDDY DEFRANCO Free Sail album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Free Sail
Bop 1974
BUDDY DEFRANCO Love Affair with a Clarinet Vol 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Affair with a Clarinet Vol 1
Jazz Education 1976
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco-Tal Farlow Quintet: The Great Encounter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco-Tal Farlow Quintet: The Great Encounter
Bop 1977
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco With Jim Gillis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco With Jim Gillis
Latin Jazz 1978
BUDDY DEFRANCO Watedbed (featuring Gordie Fleming) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Watedbed (featuring Gordie Fleming)
Bop 1978
BUDDY DEFRANCO Like Someone In Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Like Someone In Love
Bop 1980
BUDDY DEFRANCO Mood Indigo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mood Indigo
Bop 1980
BUDDY DEFRANCO The Liveliest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Liveliest
Bop 1980
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy De Franco Presents John Denman / John Denman Presents Buddy De Franco album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy De Franco Presents John Denman / John Denman Presents Buddy De Franco
Bop 1983
BUDDY DEFRANCO Mr. Lucky album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr. Lucky
Bop 1984
BUDDY DEFRANCO Hark (with Oscar Peterson Quartet) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hark (with Oscar Peterson Quartet)
Bop 1985
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco Quintet Featuring Martin Taylor : Groovin' (aka Buddy DeFranco Meets Martin Taylor) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco Quintet Featuring Martin Taylor : Groovin' (aka Buddy DeFranco Meets Martin Taylor)
Bop 1985
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco, Martin Taylor ‎: Garden Of Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy DeFranco, Martin Taylor ‎: Garden Of Dreams
Bop 1988
BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy De Franco / Terry Gibbs Quintet ‎: Holiday For Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buddy De Franco / Terry Gibbs Quintet ‎: Holiday For Swing
Bop 1988
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BUDDY DEFRANCO Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet : Presenting

Album · 1961 · Bop
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You have to admire Tommy Gumina’s tenacity and enthusiasm for his chosen instrument. Most people don’t normally associate the accordion with jazz, but Gumina did his best to change all that. In the 50s and 60s the accordion became popular with the easy listening and exotica crowd who wanted to hear music that recalled their vacation in Italy or France. Getting people to accept the accordion in the fast paced world of bop and post-bop was another thing. There was certainly no problem with Gumina’s technique, the man can fly on this instrument, and he swings hard with the best of them. In the early 60s Gumina had a nice break when the top clarinetist of the day, Buddy DeFranco, asked Tommy to join his band taking the place of the usual piano chair. Its interesting that DeFranco was the one who picked him up because the clarinet had fallen out of favor in jazz since the 40s, leaving DeFranco as an odd man out like Gumina. So in 1961 these two very talented oddballs in the jazz world recruited Bill Plummer on bass and Johhny Guerin on drums and recorded the first of four quartet albums, with this first one being called unsurprisingly enough, “Presenting the Buddy DeFranco, Tommy Gumina Quartet.

This is bop with a slight relaxed polish that leans a bit towards the cool, but does not sacrifice a thing in energy. Although there are plenty of nice ballads and mid-tempo numbers, the real treats on here are the fast paced ones because both of these guys are blessed with fleet fingers and very clean technique. Unfortunately a couple tunes on here are pop standards that had crossed over into the easy listening world furthering the stereotype of the accordion as an instrument for exotic daydreams. What is far more interesting is when this unusual quartet takes on the more modern jazz of the time such as Parkers high speed bop barn-burner, “Scrapple from the Apple” and the modern post bop sounds of “On Green Dolphin Street”. Possibly the best cut is Gumina's high octane hyper active original, "Runaway". They go nuts on this one and Gumina shows off that the accordion can blast swingin comp riffs much like the horn section in a big band. This is a good album, if you are interested in or curious about the accordion in jazz, this is not only a good place to start, but possibly the length of your journey. Its also nice to hear the clarinet and accordion play something besides Lawrence Welk.

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