Rifftides is taking a break because the staff is at work on an extensive freelance writing assignment. The assigner is awaiting clearances of various kinds, so I cannot disclose the nature of the project. Suffice it to say that many readers are likely to find it of interest. When final permissions are granted, the silence will break.
In the meantime, thanks to a friendly alert from the proprietor of Jazz On The Tube, let’s enjoy Clark Terry and an all-star band at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival. In this case, ALL-STAR means just what it claims–Terry on flugelhorn, with Oscar Peterson, piano; Joe Pass, guitar; Milt Jackson, vibes; Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Ronnie Scott, tenor saxophone; and Bobby Durham, drums.