Kenny Clarke

  • Born: (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States)
  • Died: (Montreuil, France)

Kenneth Clarke Spearman, nicknamed Klook, was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
A major innovator of the bebop style of drumming, he pioneered the use of the Ride cymbal to keep time rather than the hi-hat, along with the use of the bass drum for irregular accents ("dropping bombs").

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