- Released: February 17, 1988
- Label: OJC
- 1.In Orbit
- 2.One Foot In The Gutter
- 3.Trust In Me
- 4.Let's Cool One
- 7.Moonlight Fiesta
- 8.Buck's Business
- 9.Very Near Blue
- 10.Flugelin' The Blues - (bonus track)
Quartet With Thelonious Monk.
"Flugelin' The Blues" did not appear on the original LP release of IN ORBIT. It was recorded at the same sessions for inclusion on the Riverside label anthology NEW BLUE HORNS.
Clark Terry Quartet: Clark Terry (flugelhorn); Thelonious Monk (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Philly Joe Jones (drums).
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York, New York on May 7 & 12, 1958. Originally released on Riverside (271). Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1987, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Clark Terry (flugelhorn); Thelonious Monk (piano); Philly Joe Jones (drums).
Liner Note Author: Orrin Keepnews.
Recording information: New York, NY (05/07/1958/05/12/1958); Reeves Sound Studios, New York, NY (05/07/1958/05/12/1958).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Philly Joe Jones; Sam Jones.
One of Thelonious Monk's rare appearances as a sideman is on this quartet set led by fl?gelhornist Clark Terry. With bassist Sam Jones and drummer Philly Joe Jones, Terry and pianist Monk perform a set that surprisingly has only one Monk song ("Let's Cool One"). Among the high points of this spirited, boppish date are Terry's "One Foot in the Gutter" and "Argentia." ~ Scott Yanow