1963 Buddy DeFranco & Tommy Gumina Quartet – Pol.Y.Tones

Pol.Y.Tones is an album by Buddy DeFranco & Tommy Gumina Quartet, released in 1963.

Boniface Ferdinand Leonard “Buddy” DeFranco (February 17, 1923 – December 24, 2014) was an Italian American jazz clarinet player. One of few clarinetists playing bebop, DeFranco was described by critic Scott Yanow as the leading American jazz musician on his instrument from the 1940s until Eddie Daniels came to prominence in the 1980s. In addition to his own work as a bandleader, DeFranco led the Glenn Miller Orchestra for almost a decade in the 1960s and ’70s.

Thomas Joseph “Tommy” Gumina (May 20, 1931 in Milwaukee – October 28, 2013) was an American jazz accordionist and musical instrument builder



1  The Monkey (Buddy DeFranco; Tommy Gumina) 02:07
2  My Ship (Buddy DeFranco; Kurt Weill) 02:55
3  Gravy Waltz (Ray Brown; Steve Allen) 02:50
4  My Man’s Gone Now (DuBose Heyward; George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin) 05:17
5  I Remember Bird (Leonard Feather) 04:32
6  Bus Driver In The Sky (Buddy DeFranco) 03:58
7  Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year (Frank Loesser) 04:09
8  Nica’s Dream (Horace Silver) 02:48
9  When I Fall In Love (Edward Heyman; Victor Young) 02:37


BassJohn Doling
ClarinetBuddy DeFranco
DrumsJohn Guerin
AccordionTommy Gumina
PercussionJohn Guerin

Liner Notes

Producer – Jack Tracy

Design – Jim Schubert
Photography By – Ron Seymour