Written by Patrick Jarenwattananon from WBGO-FM
In 2013, the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, founded and still run by Joe Segal, celebrates 65 years of presenting jazz. The venue has hosted NPR recordings several times, including Toast of the Nation 1989. That’s when trumpeter Clark Terry brought a quintet into the club, featuring his long-time friend Red Holloway on saxophone. Now 92, Terry — who played in the bands of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington — is universally recognized as a living legend. He and his band were in great spirits as 1989 turned to 1990.
- “The Hymn” (Parker)
- “Sophisticated Lady” (Ellington/Strayhorn)
- “Canadian Sunset” (Heywood)
- “Auld Lang Syne” (Traditional)
- “Mood Indigo” (Ellington)
- “The Snapper” (Terry)
- Clark Terry, trumpet/flugelhorn
- Red Holloway, saxophone
- Willie Pickens, piano
- Larry Gray, bass
- Charlie Braugham, drums
Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile Recording, recording engineer. Recorded at the Jazz Showcase, Dec. 31, 1989.