Friday, September 4, 2015

Clark Terry - Color Changes

This is one of flügelhornist Clark Terry's finest albums. Terry had complete control over the music and, rather than have the usual jam session, he utilized an octet and arrangements by Yusef Lateef, Budd Johnson, and Al Cohn. The lineup of musicians (C.T., trombonist Jimmy Knepper, Julius Watkins on French horn, Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, oboe, and English horn, Seldon Powell doubling on tenor and flute, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Joe Benjamin, and drummer Ed Shaughnessy) lives up to its potential, and the charts make good use of the sounds of these very individual stylists. The material, which consists of originals by Terry, Duke Jordan, Lateef, and Bob Wilber, is both rare and fresh, and the interpretations always swing. Highly recommended.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Clark Terry
Color Changes


1 Blue Waltz (La Valse Bleue) (Conn)  6:37
2 Brother Terry (Lateef)  3:54
3 Flutin' and Fluglin' (Terry)  6:46
4 No Problem (Jordan)  5:49
5 La Rive Gauche (Terry)  5:28
6 Nahstye Blues (Terry)  6:00
7 Chat Qui Peche (A Cat That Fishes) (Terry)  7:32


Clark Terry - tp & flghrn
Jimmy Knepper - tb
Julius Watkins - fr hrn
Seldon Powell - ts & fl
Yusef Lateef - ts, fl, eng hrn & ob
Bud Johnson - p [# 6]
Tommy Flanagan - p
Joe Benjamin - dr
Ed Shaughnessy - dr

Recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City ; November 19, 1960


Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

musician3 said...

EXCELLENT.......................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Bill said...

Thank you.

Mike said...

Irresistible! Many thanks.

stringbender said...

Clark Terry est formidable. Merci bien!

ndoondo ndoondo said...

Thanks a lot !

Fred Archtop said...

Many many thanks Mel. He's one of my favorite hornplayers of all time. For those of you who don't know this video about the great Terry, here it is :
Enjoy !

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

OldHippieRick said...

Mel this has bee re-issued as Clark Terry "Supreme Jazz" 2006
Label: Membran/Supreme Jazz [223279-207] CD (RE, RM) 2006 They flipped side two as 1st (#5-7) then side one 2nd (#1-5) same all around other wise... my Original rip is from Candid Records [9009] LP Stereo 1960 and indeed one of his best overall sessions a classic LP

Paco's brother said...

Bon retour sur l'île Bouvet!
Un petit Clark Terry, une petite salade et de la mayonnaise, c'est bon.

DEEP said...


Mike Chinaski said...

Many thanks for all this good MUSIC

Kovina Kris said...

Glad to see this is still alive. Thank you so much Mel!

Jehan said...

Inestimable travail, merci !