- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Terry Callier, Macy Grey, Positive Flow ft Stacey Epps, Pyramid Blue, Jessy BoykinsIII & Melo-X and more.
As most of u know we lost a great musician last week: Terry Callier. A Duke Ellington, John Coltrane & Bob Dylan fan who doo-wopped his way around Chicago coffeehouses in his teens and grew up to be an extraordinary artist. Mixing folk, jazz, soul & a bit of the blues, he never quite seemed to fit in, or got the recognition he deserved until much later.
When at his peak: Occasional rain ('72), What color is love ('74), I just can't help myself ('74), teamed up with legendary producer Charles Stepney, the world was still trying to understand this troubadour with his deep, howling voice.
In 2005, Dox Orchestra & Jazzanova did a tribute to Stepney & Terry Callier was our special guest @ the NorthSeaJazz festival. A show I'll never forget. Mesmerized & feeling truly blessed to be singing by his side.
Sharing 2 of those live cuts here alongside SOME of my favorite Terry tunes & more..
(The pic: me & Terry @ rehearsal. Not flattering, but I treasure it anyway;)