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Clark Terry and Gwen Terry

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520268463

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520268463.001.0001

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Charlie Barnet

Charlie Barnet

Chapter:
(p.102) 24. Charlie Barnet
Source:
Clark
Author(s):

Gwen Terry

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0024

This chapter describes Clark Terry's association with Charlie Barnet and his band in California. While Clark had moved back to St. Louis and started living with Pauline and her family, he was offered the chance to join Charlie Barnet's band in California. This was a huge break for Clark. Charlie was renowned for his work in movies, featurettes, live broadcasts, and he had made dozens of recordings. Clark had heard his recordings, and he liked his sound. He knew this was an offer that he couldn't refuse. His first gig with Charlie was at Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon. Clark and Charlie Barnet did several other recordings. They also did live performances in Philadelphia and New York. At this stage in his life, Clark was getting a feeling that a change was coming, and he was ready for it.

Keywords:   Clark Terry, Charlie Barnet, California, Jantzen Beach, live performances

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