Buddy DeFranco: Scrapple from the Apple
Scrapple From The Apple
Buddy DeFranco (clarinet)
Cookin’ The Books (Arbors 19298)
Martin Pizzarelli (bass) Ray Kennedy (piano).
Composed by Charlie Parker.
Recorded: New York, June 24 and 25, 2003
Rating: 89/100 (learn more)
During the late 1940s, Buddy DeFranco earned the sobriquet of “the Charlie Parker of the Clarinet” for being among the first to play bebop on the instrument and to do it with a facility that rivaled Parker’s own. Amazingly, at age 80, DeFranco plays Parker’s up-tempo “Scrapple From The Apple” with virtually the same technical wizardry and mastery of bebop phraseology as in the old days. His hard-swinging colleagues are the John Pizzarelli Trio plus former Count Basie drummer Butch Miles.
Reviewer: David Franklin