Kevin Whitehead http://kenw.org en Clark Terry: Not Just A Jazz Jester http://kenw.org/post/clark-terry-not-just-jazz-jester Writing about <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15771594/clark-terry">Clark Terry</a> in the past, I've grumbled that this great and distinctive trumpeter had long been stereotyped as a pixie-ish jazz jester. There's more range and deep blues feeling to his sound than that. It wasn't all sweetness when he was growing up poor in St. Louis, touring in the Deep South before WWII or breaking the color line with TV orchestras in 1960. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:52:08 +0000 Kevin Whitehead 8698 at http://kenw.org Clark Terry: Not Just A Jazz Jester Matt Wilson: Trios, Quartets And 'Don Knotts' http://kenw.org/post/matt-wilson-trios-quartets-and-don-knotts Brooklyn drummer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/102928533/matt-wilson">Matt Wilson</a> keeps busy with many bands and projects — other people's and his own. Two new Wilson albums find him as part of a co-op all-star trio, and at the helm of one of his own quartets. Part of Wilson's appeal is that he keeps things light, in a good way.<p>In "Don Knotts," from <em>The Guest House</em>, it figures that Matt Wilson digs the great physical comedian; he's funny himself, and drummers also know about offhand dexterity and split-second timing. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 18:08:28 +0000 Kevin Whitehead 6436 at http://kenw.org Matt Wilson: Trios, Quartets And 'Don Knotts'