WorldCat Identities

Terry, Gwen

Works: 2 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 2,151 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML419.T375, 788.92165092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gwen Terry
Clark : the autobiography of Clark Terry by Clark Terry( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time. With 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
A Black woman talks to the Black do-gooders by Gwen Terry( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Clark : the autobiography of Clark Terry
English (16)