Clark Terry: Intimate Stories
The familiar "Brahms’ Lullaby" wears a swingin’ blues nightgown, the schoolyard "Whiffin’ Poof Song" bops happily down the lane, "Simple Waltz" spins ‘round and ‘round as a Clark Terry trademark, and "The Days of Wine and Roses" stretches out lazily in ballad flugelhorn fashion. Each of the trio members expresses similar thoughts in turn. As a whole, they support each other with a recurring theme of intimacy shaded by the blues. "Blue Moon" finds Parlan stepping away from the others for a brief moment of keyboard wizardry.
Relating "The Perils of Pauline" as a sprawling 12-bar blues with a down-to-earth message, the trio "sings" through their respective instruments, as bass follows piano in the spotlight, Terry provides a conversation between flugelhorn and trumpet (one in each hand) and ends it with a chorus of the mumbles. Highly Recommended.
Track Listing: Putte
Personnel: Clark Terry- trumpet, flugelhorn, vocal on "The Perils of Pauline"; Horace Parlan- piano; Red Mitchell- bass.
Record Label: Challenge Records