Clark Terry: Take the A Train and On the Trail

Here is the beginning of the bio of flugelhornist and trumpeter Clark Terry:

Clark Terry’s career in jazz spans more than seventy years. He is a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, composer, writer, trumpet/flugelhorn designer, teacher and NEA Jazz Master. He has performed for eight U.S. Presidents, and was a Jazz Ambassador for State Department tours in the Middle East and Africa. More than fifty jazz festivals have featured him at sea and on land in all seven continents. Many have been named in his honor. Continue Reading…

Above Terry is accompanied by the great bassist Red Mitchell on Duke Ellington’s Take the A Train. Below is the On the Trail movement from Ferde Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite, which can be classified as light classical or a jazz/classical hybrid in the vein of much of Rhapsody in Blue.

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