Clark Terry / Freddie Hubbard / Dizzy Gillespie / Oscar Peterson – “The Alternate Blues


These are not your classic “blowing sessions” where the players try to outdo each other. No, this is something quite different. Norman Granz revered the classic “jam session”, of which this is a prime example; he produced dozens for the various labels he owned over the years. Playing this album we can see why. The heart of the blues is here in every measure.

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Produced by Norman Granz, this is a six track album previously unreleased from the original Trumpet Summit LP session. The first four tracks include the original idea of producer Norman Granz for a Slow Drag blues, characterized by the dancers at the Savoy, taking on a different structure of the 8 bar blues, being altered by Terry into twelve.
Other tracks include Wrap Up Your Troubles in Dreams and the Ballad Medley featuring Here’s That Rainy Day, Gypsy, and If I Should Lose You. The classic rhythm section of Ray Brown, Joe Pass, and Bobby Durham round out this incredible session recorded in March of 1980.
Mastered by Doug Sax.


1. Alternate One
2. Alternate Two
3. Alternate Three
1. Alternate Four
2. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
3. Ballad Medley: Here’s That Rainy Day/Gypsy/If I Should Lose You


Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm