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Sweet Sue Terry

"Sweet" Sue Terry began her professional playing career at the age of sixteen, playing for church performances and musical theater. She began playing Jazz gigs while attending the Hartt School, a well-known music conservatory in Hartford. Though she was accepted as a Classical clarinetist, her secret agenda was to study with the late Jazz legend Jackie McLean, which she did for five years. The Hartt School elected her Alumna of the Year in 2001. Sue first heard Jazz music as a child growing up in Connecticut, where her father had an extensive record collection and she listened to WRVR FM non-stop. As a teenager studying with legendary pianist and educator John Mehegan, Sue mentioned she would like to write a big band arrangement for her high school Jazz Ensemble

Gilly's Caper

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2006
Track listing: Terra Incognita; Desert Moon; New Year; Toothless Soothsayer; Seal of Solomon; Gilly's Caper; Waterwheel; Filigree; The Feel of the Blues; For Arden.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sweet Sue Terry: Gilly's Caper

Read "Gilly's Caper" reviewed by Russ Musto

Saxophonist Sweet Sue Terry's second self-released album is a soundtrack of sorts for the accompanying short story from which the date takes its title. The music, a tale of international intrigue, is similarly worldly. The opening “Terra Incognita (titled after a bar in the story) is a curious samba with Michael Rabinowitz's bassoon and T. Ice's ...

Pink Slimy Worm

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1. Theme & Trajectory X (Terry) - 5:11 2. Red-Haired Kid (Terry) - 0:22 3. Fluorescent Camouflage (Terry) - 3:35 4. Waterwheel (Terry) - 7:07 5. The Troubadours (Terry) - 6:37 6. Desert Moon (Terry) - 4:28 7. Few Are Chosen Suite: The Toothless... (Terry) - 4:36 8. Few Are Chosen Suite: Parable of the... (Terry) - 5:18 9. Few Are Chosen Suite: Slow Journey (Terry) - 4:44 10. Theme & Trajectory Z (Terry) - 2:30 11. Lost Melody (Terry) - 3:24 12. Theme & Trajectory Y (Terry) - 3:52 13. PSW (Terry) - 2:48 14. Wedding Song (Terry) - 3:21 15. For Arden (Terry) - 4:41

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sweet Sue Terry: Pink Slimy Worm

Read "Pink Slimy Worm" reviewed by Russ Musto

The solo saxophone recital has seldom been the medium of choice for mainstream players, but then again Sue Terry has never been your typical jazz saxophonist. A protégé of Jackie McLean who was subsequently mentored by the late great tenor sax giants Clifford Jordan and Junior Cook and living legend Barry Harris, Terry is one of ...


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