Memories Of Duke

The Clark Terry Five

Memories Of Duke
  • CAT # OJCCD-604-25

    1. Passion Flower 4:27
    2. Happy Go Lucky Local 5:00
    3. Echoes Of Harlem 4:01
    4. Sophisticated Lady 5:31
    5. Things Ain't What They Used To Be 2:37
    6. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart 4:31
    7. Cotton Tail 2:16
    8. Everything But You 5:25
    9. Come Sunday 2:15

Unlike many musicians who became stars in the Duke Ellington orchestra, Clark Terry became an even more commanding presence in the jazz world following his near-decade with the Duke. His Ellington memories are notable for a quintet that features Jos Pass's eloquent guitar in place of a second horn, and a program including as many uncommon tune choices as familiar warhorses. Among the highlights are "Echoes of Harlem," with Terry growling in the manner of the trumpeter first featured on the piece, Cootie Williams; "Sophisticated Lady," which receives an unlikely Latin-hustle setting; and "Everything But You," with Terry alternating between trumpet and flugelhorn in a patented conversation with himself.

with Jack Wilson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Frank Severino

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