Thursday, May 11, 2017

Clark Terry - Serenade to a Bus Seat

This CD reissue matches together trumpeter Clark Terry (before he switched to flugelhorn) with tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones. Most notable about the music is that Terry wrote five of the eight selections (including the colorful title cut which pays tribute to life on the road with Duke Ellington) ; the other numbers are "Donna Lee," a pretty version of "Stardust" and a slightly Latinized "That Old Black Magic." Terry and Griffin were a potent team, making one regret that they did not record together much through the years. This set contains excellent straightahead jazz performed with plenty of spirit.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Clark Terry
Serenade to a Bus Seat
(Keepnews Collection)


1 Donna Lee (Parker)  4:04
2 Boardwalk (Terry)  7:01
3 Boomerang (Terry)  6:01
4 Digits (Terry)  4:08
5 Serenade to a Bus Seat (Terry) 4:37
6 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish)  5:15
7 Cruising (Terry)  8:27
8 That Old Black Magic (Arlen, Mercer)  1:59


Clark Terry - tp
Johnny Griffin - ts
Wynton Kelly - p
Paul Chambers - b
Philly Joe Jones - dr

Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York City ; April 1957


yewsta said...

Thank you.

justjack said...

WOW. Killer rhythm section. A-Number One. Thank you for this one.

cooljazz said...

Thank you for this excellent album.

Descargador said...

EXCELENTE upload. Muchas Gracias

jazzlover said...

Many thx Mel,it's an excelent post.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

musician3 said...

AMAZING...........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel! Terry is a personal fav.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

Kovina Kris said...

I agree with justjack, what a great supporting cast. Thank you Mel!

slr in tx said...

Thanks, Mel! Talk about an all star cast....

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you, Mel.

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!