Clark Terry, jazz musician, dies at 94

February 22, 2015 5:28 PM

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Jazz musician Clark Terry, famous for playing with both Count Basie and Duke Ellington, has died. He was 94.

Born in 1920, Terry’s career really took off in the 1940s: He played with Basie from 1948 to 1951 and then with Ellington from 1951 to 1959 before nabbing a spot in the Tonight Show orchestra—and becoming the band’s first black musician.

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