Clark Terry
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Take the a Train
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Jazz Conversations
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Spanish Rice
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The Mumbler Strikes Again

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Possessor of the happiest sound in jazz, fl++gelhornist Clark Terry always played music that was exuberant, swinging, and fun. A brilliant (and very distinctive) soloist, Terry gained fame for his "Mumbles" vocals (which started as a satire of the less intelligible ancient blues singers) and was also an enthusiastic educator. He gained early experience playing trumpet in the viable St. Louis jazz scene of the early '40s (where he was an inspiration for Miles Davis) and, after pe... Read more

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