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Jose Reyes

Klook and Francy

Kenny “Klook” Clarke and Francois “Francy” Boland are considered the pioneers of the “modern” Jazz big band. Their sexy cool sound had a fresh youthful

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Jose Reyes

Horace Parlan, who?

Horace Parlan is definitely not a household name when it comes to Jazz music unless you are a true follower. Those who are, unanimously acknowledge

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