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Clark : the autobiography of Clark Terry

Author: Clark Terry; Gwen Terry
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time. With honesty and a superb eye for detail, Clark Terry, born in 1920, takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be heard everywhere, to the smoke-filled small clubs and carnivals across the Jim Crow South where he got his start, and on to worldwide acclaim. Terry takes us behind the scenes of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Clark Terry; Clark Terry; Clark Terry; Clark Terry
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clark Terry; Gwen Terry
ISBN: 9780520268463 0520268466 0520287517 9780520287518 9781283278256 1283278251
OCLC Number: 704243815
Description: xvii, 322 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface / Quincy Jones --
Foreword / Bill Cosby --
Introduction / David Demsey --
Big dreams --
First instruments --
Kicked out --
The Vashon High Swingsters --
First road gig --
Nigga --
Ida Cox --
Stranded --
Lincoln Inn --
On the road again --
Tennis shoe pimp --
Jailed --
Len Bowden --
Navy days --
Gray clouds --
The Big Apple --
George Hudson --
The Club Plantation --
Galloping dominoes --
Tempting offers --
Lionel Hampton --
Road lessons --
Pauline --
Charlie Barnet --
Count Basie --
Big debt --
Duke Ellington --
Leaving Basie --
The University of Ellingtonia --
Working with Duke --
Duke's team --
Duke's management arts --
Miles and Bird --
Billy Strayhorn --
Endurances --
Flugelhorn --
Europe --
Norman Granz --
Norman's battles --
Q --
NBC --
Jim and Andy's --
Johnny and Ed --
Mumbles --
First house --
Big bad band --
Carnegie Hall --
Etoile --
Jazz education arena --
Those NBC years --
Storms --
Black clouds --
Keep on keepin' on --
New love --
Whirlwinds --
Through the storm --
Second chance --
The biggest surprise.
Other Titles: Autobiography of Clark Terry
Responsibility: with Gwen Terry ; preface by Quincy Jones ; foreword by Bill Cosby ; introduction by David Demsey.


Tells the story of Clark Terry, one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters. This title takes us from his impoverished childhood in St Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be heard everywhere,  Read more...


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"'Clark' chronicles, in endearing prose, Terry's personal and professional journey... Onstage and in the backroom, Terry and his trumpet shared a front-row seat to jazz history. "Clark" is nothing Read more...

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