CLARK TERRY 1920-2015

Today is the 100 anniversary of the birth of Clark Terry. He had a very long and distinguished career and recorded a very a large number of records.

Ellington aficionados remember him especially for his eight years with Duke Ellington (1951-1959) but his legacy is much larger than this.

Today, DESS honour him in DESScafé with snapshots from his career to the beginning of the 1960’s. The second part of Terry’s career will be covered in DESScafé in January.

Clark Terry participated in some of the Ellington conferences, among them the one in Copenhagen in 1992. He played in clubs, participated in the concert with Danish Radio Big Band and appeared together with Arne Domnérus in a conference concert the last day.

DESS member Olle Lindholm was there and took a lot of photos. Here are some with Clark Terry in action. More of Olles photos from Copenhagen will be published in another article in the spring next year.





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