Biography
A top mainstream jazz drummer for decades, Terry Clarke was born in Vancouver in 1944 and performed on the Vancouver jazz scene from the early- to mid-'60s before heading south to the United States to join saxophonist John Handy's band as well as the backup group for vocal pop-soul superstars the 5th Dimension. He returned to Canada in 1970, living in Toronto and becoming an in-demand drummer there, participating in numerous recording sessions and also becoming a mainstay in the city's jazz clubs. The mid-'80s found Clarke back in the U.S., this time in New York City, where he worked with many jazz luminaries of the day. He returned to Canada in 1999 and continued his high-profile work over the next decade, earning Drummer of the Year honors from the Canadian National Jazz Awards for four years in a row, 2002 through 2005. His debut album as a leader, 2009's Juno Award-winning It's About Time released by the Blue Music Group label, featured appearances by Jim Hall, Joe Lovano, and Greg Osby, in addition to Clarke's working trio with saxophonist Phil Dwyer and bassist Don Thompson. Clarke is an adjunct professor of jazz at the University of Toronto and was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2002. He has appeared on over 300 albums throughout his career, and has worked with the likes of Thad Jones, Jay McShann, Art Pepper, Oscar Peterson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Helen Merrill, Toots Thielemans, Oliver Jones, and Ken Peplowski. ~ Dave Lynch, Rovi



 
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Walk Like a King
Terry Clarke - Sad Side of the Note
Terry Clarke: Laugharne 68: (The Drunken Guitar)
Terry Clarke "Its About Time" In His Own Words
Terry Clarke-Lakes of Pontchartrain
The Shelley River by Terry Clarke
Terry Clarke, Ronny Elliott, Jim Hunter Band - The Weight
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