Clark Terry autobiography

"Clark," the Clark Terry autobiography

A quote from Clark, the autobiography of trumpeter Clark Terry: “Emulate, assimilate, and innovate.” (Clark Terry) Clark Terry’s formula for success is prominently displayed at the top of all my jazz improvisation course syllabi. A more succinct and accurate summary of the process for learning jazz doesn’t exist. I just finished…

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12 Albums

Bret Zvacek, the Director of Jazz Studies at the Crane School of Music, asked me and several other jazz educators to: “List 12 (jazz) albums in no particular order that made a lasting impression on you, but only 1 per band.” Here’s my list: Fred Hersch – Forward Motion Jerry…

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