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Road Lessons

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, American

Clark Terry was at the worst of his times during the spring of 1946. It was after a period of hard work and hard times that he got an offer by Lucky Millander to play at the Castle Ballroom. Much to ... More


Big Dreams

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents an introduction to the life history of Clark Terry, as a part of his autobiographical account. It provides an account of how Clark Terry made his first trumpet using scraps from ... More


Kicked Out

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides an account of Clark Terry's life as a child. It describes his experiences at school, in the neighborhood, with friends, and most importantly, at his home. It also looks into the ... More


Working with Duke

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0030
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Clark Terry's association with Duke Ellington's band and his experience of working with Duke. Duke made Clark understand the importance of listening to the totality of music. ... More


Duke's Management Arts

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0032
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, Clark Terry describes the ways in which Duke Ellington managed his orchestra band and its music. He could persuade anyone jazzwise, like he persuaded Clark to play Buddy Bolden. Duke ... More


Carnegie Hall

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0047
Subject:
Music, History, American

It was on February 15, 1970, that Clark Terry's Big Bad Band was to perform at the Carnegie Hall. The show was a hit, the audience gave it a standing ovation and Clark describes his feeling as being ... More


Charlie Barnet

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, American

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 ... More


Keep on Keepin' On

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0053
Subject:
Music, History, American

The death of Duke Ellington, his wife, and troubles with family, were all hard to bear for Clark Terry. Clark stayed with his music, recorded more albums, played more concerts, and did more ... More


Whirlwinds

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0055
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, Clark Terry describes his association with Gwen Paris, and his ongoing passion for jazz. It was during the time after watching Clark's first concert that Gwen grew fond of jazz and ... More


Black Clouds

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0052
Subject:
Music, History, American

It was in 1974 that Clark Terry got the news of Duke Ellington's death. It was very sad news for him and he knew he would miss Duke and his music. In 1976, Clark bought a new house for his family. ... More


Pauline

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, Clark Terry shares his experience of legal custody of his son, Hiawatha, his trials on the road, and his dreams of buying a house so he could settle down. It describes Clark's ... More


First Instruments

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Clark Terry was born on December 14, 1920, in St. Louis, the seventh of eleven children, and was nicknamed John. This chapter describes his budding love for jazz, which was not easily acceptable to ... More


First Road Gig

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, Clark Terry describes the part of his story before he graduated from high school. It was just two months before his march across the stage at commencement as salutatorian of his ... More


Ida Cox

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, Clark Terry shares his experience after the end of the carnival when he was set to leave for Florida. To earn more money, Turk helped him join with another traveling show, “Ida Cox ... More


The Vashon High Swingsters

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter throws light on the start of the second phase of Clark Terry's life, at his sister's apartment. He grew up during this phase of his life, making new friends, and keeping his association ... More


Nigga

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, Clark Terry narrates his experiences of live performances and shows. He describes how, with an average of seven shows in a day, he barely had time to even eat. This was not exactly ... More


Lionel Hampton

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Clark Terry's journey with Lionel Hampton's, or Hamp as he was fondly called, band and beyond. After playing for Hamp's band, Clark knew that that was what he wanted. It ... More


The University of Ellingtonia

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0029
Subject:
Music, History, American

It was on November 11, 1951 that Clark Terry got an offer for a first hand experience with Duke Ellington's band. Clark rushed to join Duke's band at the Keil Auditorium in St. Louis. The Keil was a ... More


Outspoken Trumpeter

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ruby Braff was an American jazz trumpeter born in Boston, Massachusetts. He started playing in local clubs in the 1940s. In 1955, Braff was an emerging star trumpeter in the prestigious Down Beat ... More


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