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Laurelyn and Jon
10/15/2011 @ 1:25 am

Cee Tee and Gwen,

We are thinking of you with lots of love and hoping you are home, feeling better, soon. We think your new website is great and your book too, and we love you!

Jon and Laurelyn
Tyler and the cats

Valerie Takacs
10/14/2011 @ 5:59 pm

I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I received your book from this week, and am looking forward to reading it this weekend. I pray that the Good Lord will continue to hold you in the palm of His hand and shower you with His healing grace.
God Bless you and Gwen!
Valerie Takacs

Dianne Reeves
10/14/2011 @ 4:49 pm

Dear Clark,
I just received my book today I plan to read it this weekend!
love you Madly, D Reeves

Hi Clark,
We met when I sang at the Duke Ellington retrospective in Vancouver, BC. It was a great pleasure and honor to be on the same stage as you! Alan Matheson tells me you are recovering nicely and I am so happy to hear this! Continued health and best wishes from my family to yours & I can’t wait to start reading your biography!!
Much love,

Hi Clark,

We met back in 1976 when you gave a concert and clinic at my High School. You were so supportive and complimentary to a novice trumpeter.
Along with my High School music teacher, you gave me the confidence to continue in music. Thanks so much for that. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else for the last 35 years ! Thanks for your wonderful music and giving back to younger musicians all these years.

Best regards,


Mr. Terry, Thank you so much for your contributions to music and culture. Please get well soon.

Clark, It’s been a long time but as always I wish you all the best. Thank you for every opportunity and conversation you afforded me. I remember visiting you quite some time ago in the hospital with my father, who has since passed away. Old habits die hard I see, so make sure you get back out here soon! You have always been First Class all the way. God Bless you!

Dear Clark, you’re life and contribution is truly legendary in the truest sense of what being human is all about. I thank you for your generosity (in letting me sit in with you) via my good friend, Sylvia Cuenca; hope you’re feeling alright!!! with much love and respect, Pete Lewis

Cee Tee!!

You have given so much and taught so many of us in this art form, not only by your unsurpassable artistry, but also through your incredibly generous spirit! I’ve never heard you play (or SING) a note that DIDN’T come straight from the heart! You, my friend, are truly the GOLD STANDARD to which we ALL should aspire! Sending healing thoughts your way!



Hi Clark,
I heard that you were in the hospital, and I just wanted to send you some love and positive thoughts while you are there. I was fortunate to meet you at Juilliard and at the Blue Note with your big band. We all love you, and need you in this world, because you make it a brighter place. Get well soon.

One of your many fans and friends,
Michael Dease

Hi Clark,
I just wanted to let you know that Sherrie Maricle and I, as well as the entire DIVA Jazz Orchestra, are thinking of you and sending you LOTS of LOVE. On a personal note, thank you SO MUCH for all of encouragement you have given over the years. I will never forget trading fours with you on the Norway, as well as sitting in w/you at the Vanguard (when you know who cut the tune short…). You are DEFINITELY the biggest influence on my playing, and I am SO blessed to know you. And Gwen, we are sending you lots of strength and love.
Much love and respect,

Hoping that you are on the mend and that you will be playing again very soon.
I met you many years ago through Sonny Costanza while I was a student at Housatonic C.C.
Get well and please stay well. God Bless!

Hey Clark,

I hear you’ve been chillin’ in the hospital for a couple of weeks: “something all the time”. All is well in North Carolina and with my folks. I’ve been writing some big band music. The UNCSA big band is going to play at least one of my charts on their next concert. Other than that, I’ve been trying to get in some shedding, playing some club dates, and hitting the local jam sessions. I’ve also applied for a teaching position in Medellin, Columbia where I would teach jazz composition, big band, and trombone lessons. Of course, I’d have to get my Spanish speaking together in a great hurry. Just want you to know that I’ve been thinking about you and am looking forward to being able to say hello to you at your own house soon. Congrats on the book!

Love you.

– Cinnamon

Michael "Migueligans" Miller
10/13/2011 @ 8:38 am

Generally, when someone is found mumbling incoherently, it’s not a good sign. But, for one singular sensation of a person on this planet – the great CLARK TERRY – it’s a GREAT sign!! May your wonderfully incoherent mumbles continue to become louder and goofier as time goes on, Clark!!! The “California Trio” is rooting for you like crazy and looking forward to seeing you soon!!

Sending you major helpings of love…

Michael, Noah and Josh

Henry Christian
10/13/2011 @ 12:52 am

Hi Clark

Just heard that you were in the hospital and just wanted to send my wishes for a speedy recovery. When I think back to those concerts we played with you in Vancouver I realize just how fortunate we were to play with such a special and inspiring artist! Both concerts were among the most memorable musical experiences I’ve ever been part of. Here’s hoping you’ll be back to playing and teaching real soon.

You simply must get well soon, and come back to visit your friends at KPLU in Seattle. It’s been a while, but they’re still talking about you playing your horn upside down…

Much love,

Aaron Pettigrew
10/12/2011 @ 10:07 am

Hi Clark,

We’ve never met, but I want to thank you for making the deep, honest & fun music you make. You’re an inspiration.

All the best,


Greg 'REBO'Bobulinski
10/11/2011 @ 11:28 pm

REBO: Sorry to hear you are back in the hospital. Keep smiling and ‘keep on keepin’ on’! Also, excited about the book release……..long time coming. My Mom passed in August and things have not settled down yet. But I have new CD release of LIVE material in December right around your 91st and my 61st. Whew!!! Little Bird’s book is a gas. You take care and always remember we need you out here and love you and miss you. God Bless! Regards to Gwen and the whole CT gang. I still think about all of the great years we had performing together in the BIG BAD BAND. You always will be the greatest.


Dear Clark, It was so great to hear your voice tonight and to have a chance to talk to you. Riina and I were both so glad to hear that you’re feeling better and starting to get your energy back. Just “keep on keepin’ on” and we’ll continue to send our love and prayers your way. You are such an inspirations.
Lots of love,
Alan and Riina

Hi Clark,
Thinking of you in a very special way. Hope you know I love you madly and appreciate all that you have done for me over the course of my life. You taught me sooooo much! Especially how to spend a whole week’s salary on a leather coat! 🙂
I have started the book and can’t wait to sink my teeth in – great stuff! And thinking about the punchline, “she farted and flew out the window.” That is indelible! Funny as hell…
Hope you feel better and sending you love, hugs and warm wishes.
Love you much,
Terri Lyne