Trumpeter Clark Terry legitimized the flugelhorn as a front-line instrument in jazz. Possessing a golden-warm, crystal-pure sound and prodigious technique, he worked with the Ellington and Basie Bands as well as most of the major players of the last 50 years, participating in more than 900 recordings.
Terry was also an important mentor to the likes of the young Miles Davis, Pat Metheny and Quincy Jones. In 2010 he received a Grammy for life-time achievement.
This amazing album has Terry backed by a 50-piece orchestra featuring the cream of London's session musicians, including 28 strings. The album contains 12 classic ballads. It's a great album for late-night romancing, or simplying laying back in your armchair and enjoying the artistry of one of the most coherent, beautiful-sounding players jazz has to offer.
Georgia On My Mind
Clark After Dark
Willow Weep For Me