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'Keep On' pays homage to jazz trumpeter and mentor Clark Terry
'Keep On' pays homage to jazz trumpeter and mentor Clark Terry

For much of his long, prolific career, jazz trumpeter Clark Terry has been a passionate and generous teacher as well as a performer, mentoring Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, among others. Alan Hicks, one of the young musicians to have enjoyed Clark's friendship and support, pays tribute to him in his first film, the intimate and affectionate "Keep On Keepin' On." Those seeking an in-depth biography or critique of the master's hard-bop style will be disappointed. But Hick's decision to zero in on the bond between nonagenarian Terry and Justin Kauflin, a piano-playing protégé 70 years his junior, makes for a rewarding portrait nonetheless: The...

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