| · For the first time ever on DVD, two complete performances by trumpet master Clark Terry, in a quintet and big band settings. Total Time: 85 m. B&W & Colour - Mono.
The quintet session, 6 numbers, is with Bob Brookmeyer, Laurie Holloway (p), Rick Laird (b) & Allan Ganley (d) and was recorded in London on February 21, 1965.
‘Big Bad Band’ session, 7 tracks, from 1974, also in England, features Jimmy Heath (ts), Ernie Wilkins, Horace Parlan, Grady Tate, Richard Williams, Sonny Costanza, Jimmy Wilkins, Chris Woods, & many others.
There are also 2 bonus tracks of the Clark Terry Quintet featuring Pepper Adams in Copenhagen, 1977.
Saint Louis-born Clark Terry began his career in the early 1940s and between 1947 and 1960 played in many top bands including Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Quincy Jones - as well as many small groups, including the Thelonious Monk Octet in the late sixties. Active until well past the age of 80, he remains one of the last living jazz legends.
1-6: Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn); Bob Brookmeyer (trombone); Laurie Holloway (piano); Rick Laird (bass); Allan Ganley (drums). London, England, February 21, 1965.
7-14: Clark Terry Big Band featuring Arnie Lawrence, Jimmy Heath, Horace Parlan and Grady Tate. London, England 1974.
Clark Terry Quintet featuring Pepper Adams on baritone sax. Copenhagen 1977.