Clark Terry


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Flugelhornist Clark Terry and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer made for a very complementary pair in their mid-'60s quintet. Both had distinctive but similar sounds, impressive technique, the ability to swing anything and plenty of wit. On this Mainstream LP with pianist Roger Kellaway, bassist Bill Crow and drummer Dave Bailey, C.T. and Brookmeyer explore such songs as Herbie Hancock's "Blindman, Blindman," Charlie Parker's "Hymn," Thelonious Monk's "Straight No Chaser" and a variety of originals. Unfortunately, all ten selections clock in at around three minutes, so there is no real stretching out, but what is here is excellent.