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The Sound of Musical Joy: Clark Terry’s Trumpet

Paying tribute to the great Clark Terry in The New Yorker‘s Culture Desk blog:

Master improvisers have a personality in their playing, a singularity to their sound. They have the ability to adapt to any musical context while maintaining a sense of personal identity, displaying distinct individuality while always contributing to the needs of the collective. One of the greatest practitioners of this humanistic art died on Saturday: the ebullient, effervescent, irreplaceable, irrepressible trumpet virtuoso Clark Terry.

Read the full article at newyorker.com.

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