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The Resource Clark : the autobiography of Clark Terry, with Gwen Terry ; preface by Quincy Jones ; foreword by Bill Cosby ; introduction by David Demsey

Clark : the autobiography of Clark Terry, with Gwen Terry ; preface by Quincy Jones ; foreword by Bill Cosby ; introduction by David Demsey

Label
Clark : the autobiography of Clark Terry
Title
Clark
Title remainder
the autobiography of Clark Terry
Statement of responsibility
with Gwen Terry ; preface by Quincy Jones ; foreword by Bill Cosby ; introduction by David Demsey
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 where he got his start, and on to worldwide acclaim. Terry takes us behind the scenes of jazz history as he introduces scores of legendary greats--Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, and Dianne Reeves, among many others. Terry also reveals much about his own personal life, his experiences with racism, how he helped break the color barrier in 1960 when he joined the Tonight Show band on NBC, and why--at ninety years old--his students from around the world still call and visit him for lessons. -- Jacket, [p. 2]
Summary
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 where he got his start, and on to worldwide acclaim. Terry takes us behind the scenes of jazz history as he introduces scores of legendary greats--Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, and Dianne Reeves, among many others. Terry also reveals much about hisown personal life, his experiences with racism, how he helped break the color barrier in 1960 when he joined the Tonight Show band on NBC, and why--at ninety years old--his students from around the world still call and visit him for lessons. -- Jacket, [p. 2]
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10024743
Cataloging source
DLC
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Terry, Clark
Dewey number
781
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
discographies
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Terry, Gwen
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True
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  • Terry, Clark
  • Jazz musicians
  • Trumpet players
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the autobiography of Clark Terry
Label
Clark : the autobiography of Clark Terry, with Gwen Terry ; preface by Quincy Jones ; foreword by Bill Cosby ; introduction by David Demsey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes discography (p. 283-301) index
Control code
2011007956
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 322 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520268463
Lccn
2011007956
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn704243815
Label
Clark : the autobiography of Clark Terry, with Gwen Terry ; preface by Quincy Jones ; foreword by Bill Cosby ; introduction by David Demsey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes discography (p. 283-301) index
Control code
2011007956
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 322 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520268463
Lccn
2011007956
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn704243815

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