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Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Clark Terry and Gwen Terry

Abstract

This is the story of one of the most recorded jazz trumpeters of all time, Clark Terry, born in 1920. Thi sbook 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. The book takes us behind the scenes of jazz history as it introduces scores of legendary greats—Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins, Zo ... More

Keywords: St. Louis, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, Dianne Reeves, racism, Tonight Show

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520268463
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520268463.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clark Terry, author

Gwen Terry, editor

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Contents

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1. Big Dreams

Gwen Terry

3. Kicked Out

Gwen Terry

5. First Road Gig

Gwen Terry

6. Nigga

Gwen Terry

7. Ida Cox

Gwen Terry

8. Stranded

Gwen Terry

9. Lincoln Inn

Gwen Terry

12. Jailed

Gwen Terry

13. Len Bowden

Gwen Terry

14. Navy Days

Gwen Terry

15. Gray Clouds

Gwen Terry

16. The Big Apple

Gwen Terry

17. George Hudson

Gwen Terry

20. Tempting Offers

Gwen Terry

21. Lionel Hampton

Gwen Terry

22. Road Lessons

Gwen Terry

23. Pauline

Gwen Terry

24. Charlie Barnet

Gwen Terry

25. Count Basie

Gwen Terry

26. Big Debt

Gwen Terry

27. Duke Ellington

Gwen Terry

28. Leaving Basie

Gwen Terry

31. Duke's Team

Gwen Terry

33. Miles and Bird

Gwen Terry

34. Billy Strayhorn

Gwen Terry

35. Endurances

Gwen Terry

36. Flugelhorn

Gwen Terry

37. Europe

Gwen Terry

38. Norman Granz

Gwen Terry

40. Q

Gwen Terry

41. NBC

Gwen Terry

42. Jim and Andy's

Gwen Terry

43. Johnny and Ed

Gwen Terry

44. Mumbles

Gwen Terry

45. First House

Gwen Terry

46. Big Bad Band

Gwen Terry

47. Carnegie Hall

Gwen Terry

48. Etoile

Gwen Terry

50. Those NBC Years

Gwen Terry

51. Storms

Gwen Terry

52. Black Clouds

Gwen Terry

54. New Love

Gwen Terry

55. Whirlwinds

Gwen Terry

57. Second Chance

Gwen Terry