Jazz 625

Clark Terry-Bob Brookmeyer Quintet

A half-hour from 1965 with Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer

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Jazz 625 was one of Great Britain’s most important jazz programs, half-hour shows that allowed the musicians to stretch out.

Hosted by Humphrey Lyttelton, the Oct. 13, 1965 program features flugelhornist Clark Terry and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer along with a British trio that includes bassist Rick Laird (six years before joining the Mahavishnu Orchestra).

Terry and Brookmeyer always made for a delightful team as they show on such numbers as “Straight No Chaser,” “Hum” and Terry’s “Tate a Tate.”

Everyone plays great but this show would be recommended if only for Clark Terry’s exuberant playing and singing on “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be.” 


Clark Terry, flugelhorn
Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone
Laurie Holloway, piano
Rick Laird, bass
Allan Ganley, drums

– Scott Yanow


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