• A slice of Toast - 60 great seconds of Clark Terry 1/1/90

    December 20, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.


    For over 30 years, WBGO has rung in the New Year with Toast of the Nation. As we gear up for this year's broadcast, Senior Producer Becca Pulliam is digging up some gems from the archives of past shows. Next up, Clark Terry:

    20 years ago, we were in Chicago at the Jazz Showcase in the Blackstone Hotel. Fierce cold had frozen the lake and the city to a brittle snap. Here's how Clark Terry (tpt) and Red Holloway (sax) played through it - weaving around in traffic and coming to a sweet standstill at the end. One of my very favorites. Listen:

    Click here for a "slice" of one of our previous toasts, featuring the late James Moody. And tune in for the broadcast next week!

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