Clark Terry – Everything’s Mellow

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Everything’s Mellow is an album by trumpeter Clark Terry featuring performances recorded in 1961 and originally released on the Moodsville label.

“Everything’s Mellow indeed – and that fact makes the record one of Terry’s greatest from the 60s! The obscure session features Clark blowing in the laidback style of Prestige’s Moodsville imprint – almost a swing-based, Verve-styled mode that makes for some really great tunes. Terry plays both trumpet and flugelhorn on the session – working through really restrained readings of tunes that include “The Simple Waltz”, “Out In The Cold Again”, “Among My Souvenirs”, and “In The Alley” – and the rest of the players on the session include Junior Mance on piano, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums.” – Dusty Groove.

Track listing:
“Out in the Cold Again” (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) – 4:29
“The Simple Waltz” (Bob Brookmeyer, Clark Terry) – 5:10
“This Is Always” (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 4:53
“Lullaby” (Johannes Brahms) – 3:40
“Among My Souvenirs” (Edgar Leslie, Horatio Nicholls) – 4:48
“In the Alley” (Clark Terry) – 3:46
“Michelle” (Terry) – 4:33
“As You Desire Me” (Allie Wrubel) – 3:26

Clark Terry – trumpet, flugelhorn
Junior Mance – piano
Joe Benjamin – bass
Charlie Persip – drums


Released: 1961
Recorded: July 21, 1961
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 34:45
Label: Moodsville