Clark Terry

Clark Terry



Clark Virgil Terry Jr.[1] (December 14, 1920 – February 21, 2015) was an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, composer, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee.[2]

He played with Charlie Barnet (1947), Count Basie (1948–51),[3] Duke Ellington (1951–59),[3] Quincy Jones (1960), and Oscar Peterson (1964-96). He was also with The Tonight Show Band from 1962 to 1972. Terry's career in jazz spanned more than 70 years, during which he became one of the most recorded jazz musicians ever, appearing on over 900 recordings. Terry also mentored many musicians including Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Dianne Reeves, and Terri Lyne Carrington among thousands of others.[4]



Tonight (also released as Straight No Chaser) is an album by the Clark Terry-Bob Brookmeyer Quintet, featuring the Brookmeyer on trombone and Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn.
Mumbles (also reissued as Angyumaluma Bongliddleany Nannyany Awhan Yi!) is an album by trumpeter Clark Terry featuring tracks recorded in 1964 and originally released on the Mainstream label.
Spanish Rice
Spanish Rice is an album by American jazz trumpeter Clark Terry and Cuban composer-arranger Chico O'Farrill featuring performances recorded in 1966 for the Impulse! label.
The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
The Happy Horns of Clark Terry is an album by American jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player Clark Terry featuring performances recorded in March 1964 for the Impulse! label.

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