2 days ago
Hey Chicago friends, I'll be playing every Thursday the month of March at Found Kitchen and Social House in Evanston from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.Joining me this coming Thursday will be Dan Murphy on keyboard, and Joel Kelsey on acoustic bass.More info here: http://www.foundkitchen.com/upcoming-events/This is a cool place, with awesome food and drinks. Come out and hang and hear some music. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Here is a well written article that shares some of Clark's history - a few things in here that I didn't even know. Now time for some more listening ... ... See MoreSee Less
Clark Terry, Influential Jazz Trumpeter, Dies at 94
Mr. Terry was acclaimed for his impeccable musicianship, loved for his playful spirit and respected for his adaptability.
On vacation for a few days visiting my grandparents in Florida, this is a spectacular view to have while practicing. It's also 82 degrees out ... a dramatic difference from freezing Chicago. #oceanviewpracticeroom ... See MoreSee Less
One of my all time hero's has passed, the great Clark Terry. I've been listening to his music a lot recently and thinking of him as he was recently moved to hospice care.Tonight I'm sitting listening to his music in tears, thankful that we had Clark for 94 years. I'm so thankful for all of the wonderful stories and recordings to remember him by. His teaching and playing will live forever. His joyous sound and phrasing - when he played you KNOW he was loving it and having a great time. The humor, personality, and love he put into his horn was immediately evident in every note he ever played (or sang). From all accounts, the warmth of his playing was surpassed only by the warmth of his being and his loving and giving nature. Although we had never met in person, his influence on my playing has been profound and I talk about him all the time.Clark, we all love you. Rest in peace.The following is from Clark Terry's facebook page, and his wife Gwen."Our beloved Clark Terry has joined the big band in heaven where he'll be singing and playing with the angels. He left us peacefully, surrounded by his family, students and friends. Clark has known and played with so many amazing people in his life. He has found great joy in his friendships and his greatest passion was spending time with his students. We will miss him every minute of every day, but he will live on through the beautiful music and positivity that he gave to the world. Clark will live in our hearts forever.With all my love, Gwen Terry" ... See MoreSee Less
Our beloved Clark Terry has joined the big band in heaven where he'll be singing and playing with the angels. He left us peacefully, surrounded by his family, students and friends. Clark has known and...
Fun day today at the Merit School of Music. The faculty jazz ensemble played earlier for Live from Gottlieb (in Gottlieb hall) for the students and we played two of my originals. These cats are great, swingin and fun to play with. Thanks to director Won for taking the two pictures of us playing. The other picture I took from the stage just before we started ... all the students waiting. This is a great sounding hall. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Thanks Michael Jones for getting me hip to this article. This is a fascinating read on the great trumpeter Lee Morgan. #jazztrumpet #trumpet #leemorganhttp://narrative.ly/stories/death-of-a-sidewinder/ ... See MoreSee Less
Death of a Sidewinder
On that particular cold night, she says in "The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan," Morgan came by, "raggedy and pitiful&and for some kind of reason, my heart just went out to him.
Fun gig tonight at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. The whole trumpet section showed up in tow with Torpedo Bags ... best cases out there. #chicagotrumpets #torpedobag ... See MoreSee Less