Clark Terry – Wham – Live At The Jazzhouse (1976/2014) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Clark Terry – Wham – Live At The Jazzhouse (1976/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz  | Time – 52:17 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded live at Jazzhouse, Hamburg

Dizzy Gillespie called him “the greatest trumpet player on earth”; he was a major influence on the young Miles Davis (they’re both from St. Louis), and with over 900 recording sessions to his credit, Trumpeter-Flugelhornist Clark Terry is one of the most recorded jazz artists. Recording live at the Jazzhouse in Hamburg, Germany, Terry is spurred on by a world-class rhythm section that includes bassist Larry Gales of Thelonious Monk fame. Terry’s warm, personable tone, technical mastery and inventiveness sizzles throughout as he takes on an up-tempo Ellington “Perdido” and exhibits his famous “mumbles” scat singing style on “Jazzhouse Blues”. Wham! With quotes and asides galore, it’s a merry musical go ‘round.

Although the backup trio, pianist Scott Bradford, drummer Hartwig Bartz, and bassist Larry Gales is fairly anonymous, flugelhornist Clark Terry is in typically exuberant form, performing five standards, a German folk song, and his own “Jazzhouse Blues.” The lengthy versions of “Perdido,” “On the Trail,” “Wham,” and “Take the ‘A’ Train” all find Terry in prime form, coming up with plenty of creative ideas on songs that he had already performed a countless number of times. This Pausa LP contains music originally put out on the MPS label. -AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

1 Perdido 9:40
2 On The Trail (Grand Canyon Suite) 8:10
3 Jazzhouse Blues 4:20
4 In Der Heimat Gibts Ein Wiederseh’n 2:12
5 Straight, No Chaser 5:32
6 Wham 11:40
7 Take The A-Train 9:29

Clark Terry, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
Larry Gailes, bass
Hartwig Bartz, drums
Scott Bradford, piano