Looking back: A 2006 conversation with jazz legend Clark Terry | St. Louis Public Radio

Looking back: A 2006 conversation with jazz legend Clark Terry

Feb 27, 2015

Clark Terry
Credit Clark Terry's website

In April 2006, jazz trumpeter and St. Louis native Clark Terry talked to "Cityscape" host Steve Potter about his upcoming performance at the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival.

By then, Clark was widely regarded as a legend. He was a star soloist with Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands, led his own big band, and was the first black man to play in "The Tonight Show" house band.

Terry died last week. Listen to his 2006 conversation with Potter and Jim Widner, director of jazz studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

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