One on One

One on One

by Clark Terry
     
 

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Right in the middle of celebrating his 79th birthday, Clark Terry went into the studio for several days to record 14 duets with a different pianist on each track, with many of them being veterans of many record dates and/or concerts with him. Terry remains one of the most easily identifiable trumpeters and flügelhorn players in jazz, so much so that more than one… See more details below

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Right in the middle of celebrating his 79th birthday, Clark Terry went into the studio for several days to record 14 duets with a different pianist on each track, with many of them being veterans of many record dates and/or concerts with him. Terry remains one of the most easily identifiable trumpeters and flügelhorn players in jazz, so much so that more than one critic has claimed the ability to identify him after just one note. Each track is dedicated to a great performer of the past, though no attempt is made to copy famous recordings, of course. Terry's brilliant flügelhorn swings mightily along with Monty Alexander on the surprising dedication to Nat King Cole of "L.O.V.E.," which was a hit for him after Cole had all but quit playing piano and enjoyed even greater success as a popular singer. The choice of Lil Hardin Armstrong's "Just for a Thrill" is also an interesting one, versus her better known "Struttin' With Some Barbecue"; Terry's fat tone on his big horn is well complemented by Geri Allen. Terry scats an imitation of brushes on cymbals to introduce "Swingin' the Blues" with Junior Mance before switching to muted trumpet. Old friend Marian McPartland works with Terry to produce a mesmerizing rendition of "Skylark." Also present are Sir Roland Hanna, Kenny Barron, John Lewis, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Don Friedman, Billy Taylor, Benny Green, Eric Reed, and Eric Lewis. There is not one performance that rates less than excellent within this very highly recommended CD.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2002
Label:
Chesky Records
UPC:
0090368023162
catalogNumber:
231
Rank:
88129

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clark Terry   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Monty Alexander   Piano
Geri Allen   Piano
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Don Friedman   Piano
Barry Harris   Piano
John Lewis   Piano
Eric Reed   Piano
Kenny Barron   Piano
Benny Green   Piano
Roland Hanna   Piano
Junior Mance   Piano
Marian McPartland   Piano
Billy Taylor   Piano
Eric Lewis   Piano
John Richard Lewis   Piano

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
David Chesky   Producer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Norman Chesky   Executive Producer
Eddie Durham   Composer
Sandy Palmer Grassi   Engineer
Aldo Sampieri   Art Direction,Drawing
Lisa Hershfield   Artist Development
Steve Guttenberg   Engineer
Barry Wolifson   Engineer
Nicholas Prout   Mastering
Lil Hardin Armstrong   Composer

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