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Swing @ Sea: Jazz Cruises

You don’t get to see two veteran octogenarian trumpet players trading licks very often, but there were Clark Terry and Snooky Young, riding out on … Read More "Swing @ Sea: Jazz Cruises"
An all-star sax jam on The Jazz Cruise
Shelley Shier & Hank O'Neal
Jon Burr, Dorothy Donegan, Clark Terry, Ray Mosca & Louie Bellson on the SS Norway
Dizzy Gillespie and admirers hang out on an early jazz cruise
The Jazz Cruise founder Anita Berry with Clark Terry

You don’t get to see two veteran octogenarian trumpet players trading licks very often, but there were Clark Terry and Snooky Young, riding out on top of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (Young is the big band’s senior member) in the Vista Lounge showroom of the Holland America Line’s m/s Oosterdam last October off the Mexican Pacific coast. Terry and the band were among the roster of over 80 musicians in well over a dozen groups, plus all-star combinations, on the weeklong The Jazz Cruise.

A few weeks later, in early December, saxophonists Bud Shank, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Eric Alexander and Donald Harrison shared the Stardust Lounge showroom stage on the m/s Norwegian Sun as it sailed back toward New Orleans from the 6th Annual Jazz Party at Sea.

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