Ozzie Cadena(2)

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From 1954 to 1962 all recordings at Savoy Records were controlled by Ozzie Cadena.

He instigated reissues on 12″ LP of major recordings of the 1940s.

This early Savoy LP didn’t have an official title.

Instead, two musicians’ names graced the cover.

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Also he worked closely with the drummer Kenny Clarke.

Kenny Clarke supported various groups of musicians for one-shot recording.

Ozzie Cadena had an ambitious vision and consistently pretty taste at Savoy.

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Moreover despite the innovator of bebop style of drumming, Kenny Clarke supported

proficient young musicians such as Milt Jacson ,Kenny Burrell,Cannonball Adderley and others.

I guess the encounter of Cadena and Clarke was due to the birth of  Modean Jazz Quartet.

This is Milt Jackson Quartet – Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise (1952)

This is Milt Jackson Quintet – Opus de Funk (1955)

Frank Wess (fl), Milt Jackson (vib), Hank Jones (p), Eddie Jones (b), Kenny Clarke (ds)

This is Kenny Clark –Bohemia After Dark(1955)

Nat Adderley (cor), Donald Byrd (tp), Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (as), Jerome Richardson (ts,fl), Horace Silver (p), Paul Chambers (b), Kenny Clarke (ds)

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