Gwen Terry

in Clark

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268463
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520949782 | DOI:

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In this chapter, Clark Terry narrates his experiences of live performances and shows. He describes how, with an average of seven shows in a day, he barely had time to even eat. This was not exactly Clark's dream, but it provided him with a livelihood. Clark's real dream was to play jazz and he longed to fulfill his dream. He then describes how watching a clarinet player perform in front of a large audience, at first made him feel in awe, and gradually became his inspiration to play the same notes on his horn using “circular breathing.” Furthermore, he shares his experience of his final show, which was almost ruined because of a thunderstorm, and which led to his coming across a white man, who, much to his surprise, saved his life.

Keywords: Clark Terry; shows; jazz; dream; circular breathing; white man

Chapter.  2251 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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