Clark Terry – Blue Waltz (La Valse Bleue)

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The official audio of Clark Terry’s “Blue Waltz (La Valse Bleue)” from the newly remastered album Color Changes. Color Changes is considered by many to be one of the finest albums by trumpeter and pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, Clark Terry. Rather than have the usual jam session with the stellar sidemen he’d assembled, Terry utilized specific arrangements by Yusef Lateef, Budd Johnson, and Al Cohn for the date. At the time of this recording, he had recently finished a stint with Charles Mingus’ group and one can hear the subtle influence that association had on these sessions. The result is an album which ranges through many moods and many textures, which is why the album was titled, Color Changes.


Bass – Joe Benjamin
Drums – Ed Shaughnessy
French Horn – Julius Watkins
Piano – Tommy Flanagan
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Seldon Powell
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, English Horn, Oboe – Yusef Lateef
Trombone – Jimmy Knepper
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Clark Terry