The Golden 8

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The Golden 8
The Golden 8.jpg
Studio album by Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland
Released 1961
Recorded May 18 & 19, 1961
Genre Jazz
Length 48:25
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Kenny Clarke chronology
Plays Andre Hodeir
The Golden 8
Jazz Is Universal

The Golden 8 is an album by American jazz drummer Kenny Clarke and Belgian jazz composer and pianist Francy Boland recorded in Köln in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The album established the relationship which led to the formation of the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band.


The Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Francy Boland except as indicated
  1. "La Campimania"
  2. "Cloria"
  3. "High Notes"
  4. "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg)
  5. "The Golden Eight"
  6. "Strange Meeting"
  7. "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" (Cole Porter)
  8. "Dorian 0437"
  9. "Poor Butterfly" (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell)
  10. "Basse Guite"



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 12, 2010
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed October 14, 2010