Trumpeter and Flugelhorn specialist Clark Terry, turned 90 today. Clark Terry worked for Count Basie in the late 40s. He started specializing on flügelhorn in the mid-'50s, had many features with Ellington (including "Perdido") and started leading his own record dates during that era. He has performed and educated steadily throughout his career and this year received the 2010 Recording Academy® Lifetime Achievement Award. Clark Terry trumpet flugelhorn this set on JJJ
Oscar Peterson Trio with Clark Terry - Roundalay (ct vcl) August 1964 Clark Terry (tp,flhrn,vcl) Oscar Peterson (p) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Oscar Peterson Trio + One – Verve
December 14 - Clark Terry, b. 1920; Turned 90 today
Oscar Peterson Trio with Clark Terry - Mumbles August 1964 Clark Terry (tp,flhrn,vcl) Oscar Peterson (p) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Oscar Peterson Trio + One – Emarcy
Count Basie and his Orchestra - One o'clock Jump "Jazzfest", New Orleans, LA, June 6, 1969 Gene Goe, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Oscar Brashear (tp) Grover Mitchell, Richard Boone, Frank Hooks (tb) Bill Hughes (btb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Bobby Plater (as,fl) Eric Dixon (ts,fl) Eddie Lockjaw Davis (ts) Charles Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Norman Keenan (b) Harold Jones (d) plus special guests Clark Terry (tp-1) Buddy Tate (ts-1) Jazzfest masters – Scott Bros 15:00
Considered to be one of the early pioneers to use a flugelhorn in jazz, Clark Terry's career in jazz spans more than sixty years.
Dinah Washington – Blue Skies June 1954 Dinah Washington (vcl) acc by Clark Terry (tp) Gus Chappell (tb) Rick Henderson (as) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts) Jackie Davis (org) Junior Mance (p) Keeter Betts (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Candido Camero (bgo) After Hours With Miss D – Mercury
Clark Terry Quintet – Boardwalk April 1957 Clark Terry (tp,cowbell-1) Johnny Griffin (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Serenade To A Bus Seat - Riverside
Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer – Just An Old Manuscript March 1965 Clark Terry (tp,flhrn) Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb) Roger Kellaway (p) Bill Crow (b) Dave Bailey (d) The Power Of Positive Swinging - Mainstream
Ray Charles with Quincy Jones Orchestra – Deed I Do June 1959 Ray Charles (vcl,org) acc by Marcus Belgrave, John Hunt, Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Snooky Young (tp) Melba Liston, Al Grey, Quentin Jackson, Tom Mitchell (tb) Marshal Royal, Frank Wess (as) David "Fathead" Newman, Paul Gonsalves, Zoot Sims (ts) Billy Mitchell (ts-1) replacing Zoot Sims, Bennie Crawford, Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Freddie Green (g) Edgar Willis, Eddie Jones (b) Teagle Fleming, Charlie Persip (d) Quincy Jones (arr) 45:00
Clark Terry became a fixture in the "Tonight Show" band, during the great Johnny Carson era where he was often featured in the "stump the band" segment. He has performed for seven U.S. Presidents, and was a Jazz Ambassador for State Department tours in the Middle East and Africa. .
Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet – Gingerbread Boy 1966 Clark Terry (tp-1,flhrn-2,vcl) Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb) Hank Jones (p,voice-3) Bob Cranshaw (b) Dave Bailey (d,vcl) Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet – Gingerbread - Mainstream
Clark Terry Septet - Co-op [Deleba] January 3, 1955 Clark Terry (tp) Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Cecil Payne (bar) Horace Silver (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Oscar Pettiford (b,cello) Art Blakey (d) Quincy Jones (arr) Clark Terry – EmArcy 56:00
December 15, 1946 Metronome All Stars - Nat Meets June Charlie Shavers (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Johnny Hodges (as) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Nat King Cole (p,vcl) Bob Ahern (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Buddy Rich (d) Frank Sinatra, June Christy (vcl) Sy Oliver (arr) Summit Meetings – Fremeux & Associes December 25 - Eddie Safranski, b.1918;
December 14, 1953 Dave Brubeck - I'll Never Smile Again Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Ron Crotty (b) Lloyd Davis (bgo,d) Joe Dodge (d)
Jazz At The College of The Pacific - Fantasy
Carmen McRae – Exactly Like You March 1957 Ray Bryant (p) Ike Isaacs (b) Specs Wright (d) * Note Lord Discography lists Carmen McRae as pianist but liner notes list Bryant Self Titled CD part of the Priceless Jazz Collection - GRP
December 10, 1954 Lester Young and his Band - It Don't Mean A Thing (if it ain't got that swing) Jesse Drakes (tp) Lester Young (ts) Gildo Mahones (p) John Ore (b) Connie Kay (d) Lester Young Swings – Verve 15:00
Saxophonist, flutist, arranger, composer and leader James Moody died last Thursday at 85. Moody met Dizzy Gillespie while in the Air Force, as Gillespie came through for a performance on the base he was stationed at. After he got out of the service, in 1946, he joined the recently formed Dizzy Gillespie Big Band. In 1949 Moody moved to Europe to help recover from alcoholism and in Sweden that year he recorded an improvisation on the Jimmy McHugh Tin Pan Alley tune "I'm in the Mood for Love". Back in the States, pioneering vocalese artist Eddie Jefferson penned lyrics to Moody's exact solo on that tune…. and dubbed it "Moody's Mood for Love." The song became a huge hit and when Moody came back to the states he was suddenly a star. James Moody who said he owed everything to Dizzy Gillespie on saxophone and flute this set on JJJ
James Moody - Disappointed August 1955 Dave Burns (tp) William Shepherd (tb) James Moody (ts,as) Pee Wee Moore (bar) Jimmy Boyd (p) John Latham (b) Clarence Johnston (d) Eddie Jefferson (vcl) Hackensack, N.J., The Bebop Singers - Prestige
James Moody – Plus Eight January 1957 James Moody (ts,fl) Jimmy Boyd (p,peckhorn-1) Benny Golson (p-1) added, John Latham (b) Clarence Johnston (d)
Moody’s Mood For Love - Vogue
James Moody - The Jazz Twist 1961 Howard McGhee (tp) Bernard McKinney (tb) James Moody (as,ts,fl) Musa Kaleem (bar) Sonny Donaldson (p) Steve Davis (b) Arnold Enlow (d) Eddie Jefferson (vcl) At The Jazz Workshop – Chess 35:00
Slim Gaillard - Slim's Jam December 29, 1945 Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Jack McVea (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Slim Gaillard (g,p-1,vcl) Bam Brown (b,vcl) Zutty Singleton (d) Slim Gaillard 1945 Vol 2 - Classics December 12 - Dodo Marmarosa, b.
December 12 - Dodo Marmarosa, b.
Dodo Marmarosa - Mellow Mood January 1946 Dodo Marmarosa (p) Ray Brown (b) Jackie Mills (d) A Proper Introduction To Dodo Marmarosa – Proper
December 14, 1944 Les Paul Trio - Dream Dust Les Paul (g) with Milt Raskin (p) Cal Gooden (g) Clint Nordquist (b) Complete Decca Master Takes – Jazz Factory 47:00
48 years ago this week December 16, 1962 Oscar Peterson Trio – Easy Does It Oscar Peterson (p) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Night Train – Verve
December 18th 1919 - Anita O'Day and The Three Sounds – Whisper Not October 1962 Roy Eldridge (tp) added, Gene Harris (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Bill Dowdy (d) Anita O'Day (vcl) Anita O’Day Sings The Winners - Verve
50 years ago this week December 16, 1960 Stanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds - Blues In The Closet Stanley Turrentine (ts) Gene Harris (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Bill Dowdy (d) Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds – Blue Hour – Blue Note