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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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Big Bad Band

Big Bad Band

Chapter:
(p.182) 46. Big Bad Band
Source:
Clark
Author(s):

Gwen Terry

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0046

It was in 1967 that Clark was to take on as the lead of the Tonight Show band. This was also a new phase in Clark's life, as he became a grandfather. During one of the friendly softball matches at the gym, Clark injured his back. This is from when pain became a part of his life. However, he was determined, and he managed to recruit musicians for his own band, which was named “Clark Terry's Big Bad Band.” It was decided that the band's success would be measured by anything but the audience's contentment. The band got great reviews from the media and kept going. Even though the money wasn't flourishing, Clark worked hard to make sure everybody in the band got paid. The band hit the road, performed in jazz festivals in America, Europe, and even started to make plans to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Keywords:   Tonight show band, lead, Big Bad Band, jazz festivals, Carnegie Hall

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