— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) February 22, 2015
Terry’s wife announced his death on his website late Saturday night. Gwen Terry’s statement didn’t give any details. She did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.
Terry started playing music as a child. After a stint in the Navy from 1942-1945, he worked in a number of bands, joining Count Basie’s orchestra in 1948 and Duke Ellington’s in 1951. In 1960, he joined the house band for “The Tonight Show” and stayed for over a decade. He was also a frequent (cont’d)
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