Friday, March 3, 2017

Clark Terry - Top and Bottom Brass

This lesser-known Clark Terry session (reissued on CD in the OJC series) has an unusual lineup with the flugelhornist joined by Don Butterfield on tuba, pianist Jimmy Jones, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Art Taylor. Butterfield has nearly as much solo space as C.T. (and is given a prominent role in the ensembles) while Jimmy Jones's chordal solos are somewhat eccentric. Terry is in fine form on a variety of blues, originals and obscurities along with the interesting versions of "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "A Sunday Kind of Love" but the results overall are not all that significant.
Scott Yanow

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Clark Terry
Top and Bottom Brass


1 Mili-Terry (Smith, Terry)  4:19
2 The Swinging Chemise (Ellington, Reddon)  6:58
3 My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Porter)  3:13
4 Blues for Etta (Grant, Terry)  7:22
5 Top 'N' Bottom (Terry)  4:51
6 "127" (Terry)  8:06
7 A Sunday Kind of Love (Belle, Leonard, Prima, Rhodes)  3:24
8 Mardi Gras Waltz (Terry)  4:03


Clark Terry - tp & flgh
Don Butterfield - tb
Jimmy Jones - p
Sam Jones - b
Arthur Taylor - dr

Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York City ; February 24 & 26, 1959.


Chris said...

Thanks Mel for the upgrade.

cvllos said...

Thanks Melanchthon!

jj said...

looks good, but only avail thru uptobox? which is unavailable in the US. any chance of an alt link?

Melanchthon said...

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Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much Mel!
I like so much TC.

deGallo said...

Wonderful! Thank you.

Fred Archtop said...

Mel = professional gem provider. Thanks a million for that one.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mel!