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Clark Terry

Clark Virgil Terry Jr. (December 14, 1920 – February 21, 2015) was an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, and a composer and educator.

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

Birth and Death Data: Born December 14th, 1920 (St. Louis), Died February 21st, 2015 (Pine Bluff)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1958 - 1965

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 55 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 105297 7/14/1958 Steppin' into swing society Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105298 7/14/1958 Black butterfly Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105299 7/14/1958 Got my foot in the door Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105300 7/17/1958 Indelible Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105301 7/17/1958 Ruint Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105302 7/17/1958 Frolic Sam Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105303 7/17/1958 Be patient Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105304 7/22/1958 If you were in my place Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105305 7/22/1958 The gal from Joe's Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105306 7/22/1958 Afternoon moon Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105307 7/22/1958 Broadway babe Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105308 7/22/1958 Yearning for love Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106805 3/16/1959 Cherry pink Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106806 3/16/1959 Azure Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106807 3/16/1959 Little white lies Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106808 3/18/1959 Coral rock Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106809 3/18/1959 Aqua-tonic Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106810 3/18/1959 Maroon Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106811 3/18/1959 Black and tan fantasy Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106812 3/18/1959 Mood indigo Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106813 3/18/1959 Blue serge Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106814 3/18/1959 Golden cress Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106815 3/18/1959 The moon was yellow Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106816 3/18/1959 Down of a greenhorn Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 113530 5/23/1963 Soft winds Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 55 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Terry, Clark," accessed May 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346614.

Terry, Clark. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346614.

"Terry, Clark." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346614

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