Jazz Is Universal

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Jazz Is Universal
Jazz Is Universal.jpg
Studio album by
Released1962
RecordedDecember 13, 1961
Cologne, West Germany
GenreJazz
Length37:34
LabelAtlantic
SD 1401
ProducerGigi Campi
Kenny Clarke chronology
The Golden 8 - Encore!
(1961)
Jazz Is Universal
(1962)
Handle with Care
(1963)

Jazz Is Universal is an album by the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band featuring performances recorded in Germany in 1961 for the Atlantic label.[1][2] The album was the first by the Big Band although earlier recordings by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland's Octet had been released previously.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[4]
New Record Mirror[5]

AllMusic awarded the album 3 stars.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Francy Boland except where noted.

  1. "Box 703, Washington, D.C." - 5:06
  2. "The Styx" - 3:54
  3. "Gloria" (Bronisław Kaper) - 4:39
  4. "Los Bravos" - 5:03
  5. "Charon's Ferry" - 6:10
  6. "Volutes" - 6:01
  7. "Last Train from Overbrook" (James Moody) - 6:41

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlantic Records Catalog: 1400 series accessed October 14, 2015
  2. ^ Bigband Paradise album entry, accessed September 20, 2016
  3. ^ Payne, D., The Clarke-Boland Big Band discography accessed October 14, 2015
  4. ^ a b Allmusic listing accessed October 14, 2015
  5. ^ Griffiths, David (19 October 1963). "Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland: Jazz Is Universal" (PDF). New Record Mirror. No. 136. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 2022. Retrieved 6 August 2022.