Clark Terry RIP

Posted: 22 February 2015 in Uncategorized
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Jazz legend Clark Terry, “one of the most popular and influential jazz trumpeters of his generation and an enthusiastic advocate of jazz education,” has died.

His signature song was “Mumbles,” performed above with the Oscar Peterson Trio (Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on double bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums).

One of my many other Terry favorites is “In Orbit,” with Thelonius Monk on piano (one of his rare appearances as a sideman), bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Philly Joe Jones.

Comments
  1. BRF says:

    I love combo jazz but don’t follow on a who’s who’s basis. I have some Peterson on disc amoung others, from Biederbeck and Armstrong through Brubeck and on to Methany…so thanks for turning me on to Terry.

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