Chip off the Old Bop

Buddy DeFranco

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Chip off the Old Bop Review

by Scott Yanow

Pianist Larry Novak, guitarist Joe Cohn, bassist Ketter Betts and drummer Jimmy Cobb form a stimulating and supportive rhythm section behind the advanced flights of the still-remarkable clarinetist Buddy DeFranco. This bop-oriented set mixes together standards with some lesser-known material (such as Flip Phillips' "Hashimoto's Blues," guitarist Jim Gillis' "Chip Off the Old Bop" and DeFranco's "Out to Lunch") and will consistently satisfy and sometimes excite straightahead jazz collectors.

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