Dizzy Gillespie called him “the greatest trumpet player on earth”; he was a major influence on the young Miles Davis (they’re both from St. Louis), and with over 900 recording sessions to his credit, Trumpeter-Flugelhornist Clark Terry is one of the most recorded jazz artists. Recording live at the Jazzhouse in Hamburg, Germany, Terry is spurred on by a world-class rhythm section that includes bassist Larry Gales of Thelonious Monk fame. Terry’s warm, personable tone, technical mastery and inventiveness sizzles throughout as he takes on an up-tempo Ellington Perdido and exhibits his famous “mumbles” scat singing style on Jazzhouse Blues. Wham! With quotes and asides galore, it’s a merry musical go ‘round.