Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band

It was created in 1961, when, helped by producer Gigi Campi, the US drummer Kenny Clarke, the Belgian pianist and composer Francy Boland and the ex-Ellington bassist Jimmy Woode brought together several jazz musicians of note. Although based in Europe, the band was truly multinational, with several US musicians in the line-up.

It was disbanded in 1972, having recorded more than 15 albums. Many of them were released on the German jazz record label MPS Records.