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The Golden 8

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The Golden 8
Studio album by
RecordedMay 18 & 19, 1961
VenueCafé Campi
LabelBlue Note
ProducerPierluigi "Gigi" Campi
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 live in Gigi Campi's 'gelateria' in Cologne 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]

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Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Francy Boland, except as indicated
  1. "La Campimania"
  2. "Gloria" (aka "Gloria's Theme from BUtterfield 8") (Bronislau Kaper, Mack David)
  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 Cuite"



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