The Happy Horns of Clark Terry/It's What's Happenin'

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
This two-fer combines two of trumpeter/flügelhornist Clark Terry's albums for the Impulse! label: 1964's The Happy Horns of Clark Terry and 1967's It's What's Happenin'. Generally considered one of Terry's best '60s outings, The Happy Horns of Clark Terry is a jaunty, swinging affair that finds Terry joined by such names as saxophonists Phil Woods and Ben Webster, bassist Milt Hinton, and others. Featuring a lively take on Duke Ellington's "Rockin' in Rhythm," Bix Beiderbecke's "In a Mist," and even an Ellington medley, the album is a must-hear for Terry fanatics. Interestingly, It's What's Happenin' features Terry playing his horns through the then-innovative electronic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
This two-fer combines two of trumpeter/flügelhornist Clark Terry's albums for the Impulse! label: 1964's The Happy Horns of Clark Terry and 1967's It's What's Happenin'. Generally considered one of Terry's best '60s outings, The Happy Horns of Clark Terry is a jaunty, swinging affair that finds Terry joined by such names as saxophonists Phil Woods and Ben Webster, bassist Milt Hinton, and others. Featuring a lively take on Duke Ellington's "Rockin' in Rhythm," Bix Beiderbecke's "In a Mist," and even an Ellington medley, the album is a must-hear for Terry fanatics. Interestingly, It's What's Happenin' features Terry playing his horns through the then-innovative electronic hookup the Selmer Varitone attachment. Though the Varitone ultimately failed to catch on, it doesn't detract at all from Terry's inventive, soulful playing. Here we get a take on his classic vocal and trumpet tune "Mumbles" called "Electric Mumbles" as well as a the bluesy "Take Me Back to Elkhart" and more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2012
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602527809571
  • Catalog Number: 2780957
  • Sales rank: 6,964

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clark Terry Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Don Friedman Piano
Roger Kellaway Piano
Walter Perkins Drums
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bailey Drums
George Duvivier Bass
Milt Hinton Bass
Phil Woods Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Johnny Hodges Composer
Harry James Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Bob Hammer Composer
Bix Beiderbecke Composer
Harry Carney Composer
Clark Terry Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Nat Hentoff Liner Notes
Billy Strayhorn Composer
Bob Thiele Producer
Juan Tizol Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
George Hoefer Liner Notes
Charles Stewart Cover Photo
Henri Woode Composer
Don George Composer
Ferde Grofé Composer
Robert Flynn Cover Design
Sidney Russell Composer
Johnny Cue Engineer
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