Clark Terry, 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.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Clark Terry's Color Changes
After a week of solid rain, I am back out on my deck again. The air is still. The bugs are in Minnesota. I am listening to brass man Clark Terry's Color Changes. That is enough. Here is the lineup, from the All Music Guide:
That's one horn section. It gives the music a big band feelin' at points. Yusef Lateef is not someone to ignore. I really enjoy his flute playing, especially when he dukes it out with Sheldon Powell.
All the disc is good. Over the top is 'Nahstye Blues'. This is the kind of jazz number that makes you want to invent a personal story around it. I was sitting in a Chicago bar, down on my luck, when she walked in... There is so much pull in this number, you have to hang on to your hat.
Well, here it is. The rest of the album is on eMusic for less than you can afford.
Go on and buy the rest of it! Then drop me a note. I'm starvin' here.