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Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

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Compelling from cover to cover, this is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time. With unsparing honesty and a superb eye for detail, Clark Terry, born in 1920, takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be heard everywhere, to the smoke-filled small clubs and carnivals across the Jim Crow South wh ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Winter Rose
A Man With A Passion For Jazz, And For Life! Excellent Read!
Morris Nelms
Any musician will find inspiration in these pages, as well anyone else who admires those who overcome terrible obstacles and persist in the face of them.
Add to the fact that the author is also one of the best ever at what he does and you have a winning combination.
He leaves some things out that I wonder at, but I've had many conversations and playing experiences with him. This is his voice.

excellent. an unusually good read in this area
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