Clark Terry – Colour Changes (Full Album)

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Color Changes is an album by trumpeter Clark Terry featuring performances recorded in late 1960 and originally released on the Candid label.

“This is one of flügelhornist Clark Terry’s finest albums. Terry had complete control over the music and, rather than have the usual jam session, he utilized an octet and arrangements by Yusef Lateef, Budd Johnson, and Al Cohn. The lineup of musicians (C.T., trombonist Jimmy Knepper, Julius Watkins on French horn, Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, oboe, and English horn, Seldon Powell doubling on tenor and flute, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Joe Benjamin, and drummer Ed Shaughnessy) lives up to its potential, and the charts make good use of the sounds of these very individual stylists. The material, which consists of originals by Terry, Duke Jordan, Lateef, and Bob Wilber, is both rare and fresh, and the interpretations always swing. Highly recommended.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic .

Track listing:
“Blue Waltz (La Valse Bleue)” (Chester Conn) – 6:37
“Brother Terry” (Yusef Lateef) – 3:54
“Flutin’ and Fluglin'” (Clark Terry) – 6:46
“No Problem” (Duke Jordan) – 5:49
“La Rive Gauche” (Clark Terry) – 5:28
“Nahstye Blues” (Clark Terry) – 6:00
“Chat Qui Peche (A Cat That Fishes)” – 7:32

Clark Terry – trumpet, flugelhorn
Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone, flute, English horn, oboe
Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone, flute
Julius Watkins – French horn
Jimmy Knepper – trombone
Tommy Flanagan – piano
Budd Johnson – piano (track 6)
Joe Benjamin – bass
Ed Shaughnessy – drums


Released: October 1961
Recorded: November 19, 1960
Nola Penthouse Studio, New York City
Length: 41:28
Label: Candid
CJM 8009
Producer: Nat Hentoff