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ClarkThe Autobiography of Clark Terry$
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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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Norman Granz

Norman Granz

38. Norman Granz

Gwen Terry

University of California Press

In this chapter, Clark describes his association with Norman Granz. Norman was one of the most important people in the world of jazz. While Clark was with Duke Ellington's band, Norman Granz booked gigs for them whenever the orchestra was off for a while. Norman was also one of Duke's great jazz associates, and from time to time he traveled with the orchestra band. He even pushed Duke to overcome his fear of flying. Clark's association with Norman, Oscar Peterson, and Ray Brown, all of who were great musicians, was like a family to him and it made him overcome his separation from his wife, brothers, and sisters. It was during one of the gigs with Norman that Clark met Count Basie again and they revived their relationship.

Keywords:   Norman Granz, jazz, gigs, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown

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