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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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Lydia
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Clark is a spectacular look into the life of not often mentioned jazz legend Clark Terry. For those of us with only a peripheral awareness of jazz, the familiar names are Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and a few others. Clark Terry's illustrious career includes having played with Count Basie and Duke Ellington, being the first African-American staff musician at NBC, mentoring Quincy Jones as a youth, and traveling the world over to share his great love with the masses. Jazz.

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Maribeth Mccarthy
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very interesting. He has contributed so much to Jazz music.
Morris Nelms
Dec 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.

Spencer
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
excellent. an unusually good read in this area
Winter Sophia Rose
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Man With A Passion For Jazz, And For Life! Excellent Read!
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Loved this book. Clark Terry's life provided a fascinating view into the history of jazz and America. I walked away from this book inspired to keep on keepin on and to always look for ways to give back. This is a good read for anyone.
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