Clarke Kenneth Spearman

Clarke

, Kenneth Spearman Known as "Kenny." 1914-1985.
American jazz drummer who was a leading contributor to bop. He originated the now standard practice of maintaining a fixed pulse on a cymbal rather than the bass drum.
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