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Clark Terry

Clark Terry

Born: 14th December 1920, St Louis, Missouri, USA

Died: 21st February 2015, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA

Nationality: American

Clark Virgil Terry Jr. was an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, and a composer and educator.

He played with Charlie Barnet (1947), Count Basie (1948–51), Duke Ellington (1951–59), Quincy Jones (1960), and Oscar Peterson (1964–96). He was with The Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1972. His career in jazz spanned more than 70 years, during which he became one of the most recorded jazz musicians, appearing on over 900 recordings.

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Recording of the Week, Clark Terry & Big B-A-D Band, 'Live in Holland 1979'

This archival recording by Clark Terry and his classic Big B-A-D Band showcases the trumpeter on top form with a selection of arrangements by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Phil Woods and more.

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