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Document Details


Title: Clark Terry
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Collection: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
Description: Clark Terry is a jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player and teacher of jazz. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1920, Terry began playing trumpet at an early age, was self-taught and has played with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones and the NBC Orchestra. He is known for his articulation, elongation of passages and bent notes. Terry is currently teaching at the Clark Terry Institute of Jazz at the University of Iowa in LeMars, Iowa; performing in jazz festivals, clubs, and occasionally with his quintet and Lionel Hampton and the Golden Men.
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scl/MULTIMED/JAZZHIST/ctecat.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Terry, Clark, 1920-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1920
Speaker place of birth: St. Louis, MO; Missouri; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Jazz musician; Teacher
Age at speaking: 73
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 15-Sep-1993
Interviewer: Owens, Jimmy
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; History; Illinois; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Music; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Jazz scene; Music history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024716-26419