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Clark Terry's career in jazz spans more than sixty years. He is a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, and NEA Jazz Master. He performed for seven U.S. Presidents, and was a Jazz Ambassador for State Department tours in the Middle East and Africa. More than fifty jazz festivals in all seven continents still feature him. He received a Grammy Award, two Grammy certificates, three Grammy nominations, thirteen honorary doctorates, keys to cities, lifetime achievements and halls of fame awards. He was knighted in Germany and is the recipient of the French Order of Arts and Letters. Clark's star on the Walk of Fame, and his Black World History Museum's life-sized wax figure can both be visited in his hometown, St

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This Could Be The Start Of Something Big! - Clark Terry Plays TV Themes

Label: April 1 Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: This Could Be The Start Of Something Big; I Dream Of Jeannie; Get Smart; Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless); Peter Gunn; The Name Of The Game; Meet The Flintstones; The Rockford Files; plus many more.

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News: Recording

Jazz Vocalist Chris Humphrey Unveils Clark Terry Tribute

Jazz Vocalist Chris Humphrey Unveils Clark Terry Tribute

Jazz vocalist/pianist Chris Humphrey has been working with drummer Les Harris Jr. on a labor of love in tribute to the great jazz trumpeter Clark Terry. Clark Terry was one of the only musicians to play with both Duke Ellington and Count Basie's orchestras. His sound on the trumpet and flugelhorn is immediately recognizable and his ...

News: Video / DVD

Clark Terry's Big Bad Band, 1979

Clark Terry's Big Bad Band, 1979

Trumpeter and flugelhornist Clark Terry had a long career. His first recording session was as a leader, in 1947, with his Section Eights for V-Discs, a label started during the American Federation of Musicians recording ban of 1942-'44 that allowed music to be recorded for the Army provided the masters were destroyed. Soon V-Discs was provided ...

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Article: Live Review

Helen Sung Quartet + 1 at SFJAZZ Center

Read "Helen Sung Quartet + 1 at SFJAZZ Center" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser


Helen Sung Quartet+1 Joe Henderson lab at SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA March 18, 2022 Raised by immigrants from Taiwan in Houston, Texas, Helen Sung does not fit the traditional stereotype of a jazz musician. Sung was set to be a classical pianist, earning her bachelor's and master's degrees in classical ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts Plus Oscar Winning Songs Written By Women

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts Plus Oscar Winning Songs Written By Women" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Sean Nelson's New London Big Band, violinist Leonor Falcón, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra and vocalists Jesse Palter, Jeanie Perkins, Sally Terrell, with birthday shoutouts to bassists Carol Kaye and Mimi Jones, pianists Renee Rosnes, Jessica Williams and Hiromi plus vocalists Sarah Vaughan and Virginia Schenck, among others, with a set ...

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Article: Album Review

Clark Terry: This Could Be The Start Of Something Big! - Clark Terry Plays TV Themes

Read "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big! - Clark Terry Plays TV Themes" reviewed by Ken Dryden


The late NEA Jazz Master Clark Terry was known for his brilliant playing and sense of humor, the latter which first came into wide recognition when he introduced his “Mumbles" routine in two original blues on the album Oscar Peterson Trio + 1—Clark Terry (Mercury, 1964). By the early 1970s, he was well established and had ...

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Article: Interview

Bill Charlap: Intellect And Emotion

Read "Bill Charlap: Intellect And Emotion" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


"I don't ever remember a time when I didn't play the piano," reflects pianist Bill Charlap, who has become one of the giants of his generation on his instrument of choice, as evidenced by the array of other great players with whom he has performed. With his deft and agile approach he can summon a fiery ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Catching Up With 2021 Releases

Read "Catching Up With 2021 Releases" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Despite another year of pandemic-related restrictions and limited live jazz performances, there was still the usual flood of new jazz recordings in 2021. Here are a few of the overlooked gems from the past few months that deserve some recognition. Joe Fielder's Open Sesame Fuzzy and Blue Multiphonics Music 2021 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Benny Benack III: Presentation matters

Read "Benny Benack III: Presentation matters" reviewed by Leo Sidran


Benny Benack III didn't necessarily start out thinking he would be a hipster crooner. He spent his 10,000 hours dealing with the trumpet, and he's still dealing with it. He tells me that he brings it with him everywhere--even on dates. He says, “Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Roy Hargrove, and Clark Terry were my early idols ...


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