Top and Bottom Brass

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Top and Bottom Brass
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Studio album by the Clark Terry Quintet with Don Butterfield
Released 1959
Recorded February 24 & 26, 1959
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 42:16
Label Riverside
RLP 12-295
Producer Orrin Keepnews
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Top and Bottom Brass is an album by trumpeter Clark Terry featuring performances recorded in early 1959 and originally released on the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic says, "Terry is in fine form on a variety of blues, originals and obscurities along with the interesting versions of "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "A Sunday Kind of Love" but the results overall are not all that significant".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Clark Terry except as indicated

  1. "Mili-Terry" - 4:19
  2. "The Swinging Chemise" (Duke Ellington) - 6:58
  3. "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (Cole Porter) - 3:13
  4. "Blues for Etta" - 7:22
  5. "Top 'n' Bottom" - 4:51
  6. ""127"" - 8:06
  7. "A Sunday Kind of Love" (Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Louis Prima, Stan Rhodes) - 3:24
  8. "Mardi Gras Waltz" - 4:03



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed September 17, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 17, 2012