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