Clark Terry with Peter Herbolzheimer Orchestra - Clark After Dark (1978/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Clark Terry with Peter Herbolzheimer Orchestra - Clark After Dark (1978/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Clark Terry - Clark After Dark: The Ballad Artistry of Clark Terry (1978/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 52:06 minutes | 983 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Clark After Dark" was recorded in London in September, 1977 and, as the title suggests, features Terry playing flugelhorn over orchestral arrangements of mostly familiar ballads. The program includes 'Misty,' 'Nature Boy,' 'Georgia On My Mind,' 'November Song,' 'Clark After Dark,' 'Willow Weep For Me,' 'Yesterdays,' 'Emily,' 'Angel Eyes' and 'Girl Talk.' Besides Terry, the only other musician identified individually is conductor Nat Peck, who's also credited with playing piano, despite being best known as a trombonist.

Clark Terry's 1977 studio date with an orchestra conducted by Peter Herbolzheimer might very well fall into the easy listening category were it not for his brilliant improvisations on fluegelhorn, which he plays throughout the session. Most of the material consists of classic songs that Terry was undoubtedly very familiar with by the time of this 1977 recording, including "Misty," "Willow Weep for Me," "Angel Eyes," and "Yesterdays," with the arrangements all having pretty much a low-key, late-night feeling, hence the album title. Producer Mike Hennessey co-wrote "November Song" with Willi Fruth, a ballad with swirling strings; and Herbolzheimer contributed "Clark After Dark," a tasty blues that is a good deal looser than most of the rest of the album, which also features great solos by pianist Gordon Beck and trombonist Dave Horler, as well as some great muted horn from Terry. The loping "Girl Talk" showcases tenor saxophonist Tony Coe and guitarist Martin Kershaw briefly. While this isn't one of Clark Terry's most essential LPs, his flawless playing make it a worthwhile investment – if you can only find it.

Tracklist:

01 - Misty
02 - Nature Boy
03 - Georgia on my Mind
04 - November Song
05 - Clark After Dark
06 - Willow Weep For Me
07 - Roberta: Yesterdays
08 - Emily
09 - Angel Eyes
10 - Girl Talk

Produced by Will Fruth. Engineered by Keith Grant.
Recorded at the Olymp Sound Studio London, Sept. 9-12, 1977.
Digitally remastered.

Clark Terry, flugelhorn
Gordon Beck, piano
Martin Kershaw, guitar
Chris Laurence, bass
Tristan Fry, percussion
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Violin:
Tony Gilbert (leader)
Desmond Bradley
Paul Sherman
Jim Archer
Homi Kagnga
Bela Dekany
Peter Benson
Dennis McConnell
Bill Reid
John Wilson
Hans Geiger
Bill Armon
Michael Jones
Max Salpeter
Diana Cummings
Charles Vorzanger
Fred Parrington
Derek Solomon

Viola:
Ken Essex
Luciano Jorio
Margaret Major
Rusein Gunes

Cello:
Derek Simpson
Bram Martin
Alan Datziel
Vivien Joseph

Double Bass:
Rodney Strafford
Arthur Watts

Trumpet:
Derek Watkins
Tony Fisher
Dave Hancock
Kenny Wheeler
Eddie Blair

Trombone:
Cliff Hardy
Dave Horler
Nat Peck
Ray Premru

French Horn:
Terry Johns

Reeds:
Roy Willox, alto sax, flute, clarinet
Al Newman, alto sax, bass clarinet
Stan Sulzman, tenor sax, flute, alto flute
Tony Coe, tenor sax, flute, clarinet
Ronnie Ross, baritone sax

Orchestra assembled by Nat Peck.



Analyzed: Clark Terry, Peter Herbolzheimer Orchestra / Clark After Dark
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -0.95 dB -16.81 dB 5:30 01-Misty
DR12 -3.35 dB -19.49 dB 4:23 02-Nature Boy
DR14 -0.93 dB -18.61 dB 5:23 03-Georgia on my Mind
DR9 -0.86 dB -13.61 dB 5:06 04-November Song
DR11 -0.88 dB -16.01 dB 6:16 05-Clark After Dark
DR12 -1.27 dB -16.49 dB 5:51 06-Willow Weep For Me
DR11 -1.27 dB -16.24 dB 4:24 07-Roberta: Yesterdays
DR10 -1.18 dB -15.24 dB 4:31 08-Emily
DR12 -1.37 dB -18.28 dB 5:34 09-Angel Eyes
DR13 -0.89 dB -17.65 dB 5:07 10-Girl Talk
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2496 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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