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Michael "Migueligans" Miller
10/20/2011 @ 11:08 am

Dear Clark,

That was a great photo that Gwen posted of you on your blog page, Clark. I was so glad to see you smiling and looking so well from your hospital bed!

In fact, instead of how you so often describe yourself, you actually look like you’re getting YOUNGER, MORE BEAUTIFUL and WEALTHIER! Well, at least you have a vast wealth of friends the world around sending you tons of love, and that, as you know is the very best wealth to have! So, keep chugging along on that good ol’ “A” train of healing, Clark, and I will look forward to seeing you back home in the land of warm toast and corny jokes.

Sending you oodles and, of course, doodles, of love…

Michael “Migueligans” Miller


Just a quick note to wish you a speedy recovery from myself and Michael Cuscuna here at Mosaic. I just received your book and can’t wait to dive into it! Best of luck and hope to see you soon.


Louis Erlanger
10/20/2011 @ 10:03 am

When I was a boy about 50 years ago, my mother was part of a fair housing group in Queens. You were looking for a house and visited us. I think you were the first professional musician I ever met, aside from my piano teacher, with whom I had a love/hate relationship. You played catch with me in the backyard and I have never forgotten your warmth. When I was older I started listening to your records and was blown away, and now your music always reminds me of that day. I’m a lifelong fan. Get well soon.

Carl Doering
10/20/2011 @ 9:45 am

You’re a true gentleman of jazz, and oh yeah, you play trumpet pretty good too. Thanks for all the music you have given then world.


Get well soon Clark. You’re the best Jazz ambassador the city of St. Louis has ever had. Thanks so much for never forgetting your roots. Euclid Joe

Salome Serena Wiley
10/20/2011 @ 9:34 am

Greetings Mr. Terry,

I am sending you peace, love, and light! I pray for your successful recovery! We at WNCU 90.7 wish you well also!

Dear Clark,

On behalf of the Jazz Journalists Association, which includes more than 300 writes, photographers, broadcasters and new media professionals worldwide, I want to say thanks for your decades of uplifting, enlightening and entertaining music. It’s always a good thing to hear that “Clark’s in the house,” and to listen to your music whether live or on record. You bring a lot of joy to lot of people through jazz — and there’s very little better that a person can do. Oh yes, thanks for your fine autobiography, too. Very best regards, and hopes for your comfort — Howard Mandel, president of the JJA

Clark, wishing you the best and a speedy recovery! You have been a favorite on WHFC’s Desert Island Jazz since it’s launch 10 years ago. You have such a beautiful sound.

Dave and Linda Seiler
10/20/2011 @ 9:10 am

Hi, Clark

Just to let you know that we are thinking about you all the time, as is the whole UNH family. We have done so many wonderful things over the years that I can hardly remember them all…Montreux, SS Norway Cruise, our great jazz camps in Iowa and Wisconsin and the many Clark Terry UNH Jazz Festivals…and of course, all the birthdays. The photo of your doctorate at UNH is a classic – what a cast of characters! Thanks so much for all you’ve done for the students who have benefited from knowing you both as a musician and as a person.

Our thoughts are always with you and Gwen. Keep on keepin’ on.

Love, Dave, Linda, Megan and Katie Seiler (thanks for all the Easter bunnies!)

Sending vibrations of healing and comfort your way. Blessings for a speedy recovery and more wonderful music!

Dear Clark,

I just heard from Lois Gilbert via the Jazzproglist that you were
hospitalized. So I’m sending you lots of love and prayers to lift up your spirit and get you on your feet again! You are still an inspiration to me. I played drums with you once when I was just 18 years old during one of your clinics in the south back in the late 60s. You’re the best!!! I hope to play with you again – so please get better soon! Keep the Faith!!!

With Indelible Love & Respect,
Alphonse Mouzon

Dear Clark:
The world is a lonely place without your musical spirit to keep us company. Get well soon. Peace and God bless.

Dear Clark,
I was great to talk you this evening and to hear how things are progressing. You are so amazing! All your Vancouver friends send their love, greetings and best wishes. We’ll keep in touch and in the meantime, send along all possible positive “vibes”, prayers and love. Been listening to your great album with Coleman Hawkins and remembering the wonderful time Riina and I had listening to it with years ago!
Lots of love,
Alan and Riina

Sylvia Cuenca
10/19/2011 @ 10:58 am

Hey CT,
I’m so sorry to hear you’re still in the hospital. I wanted to let you know that you’ve been on mind quite a bit these days. You’ve been my inspiration as a master musician, a great friend and a beautiful human being. The times we have spent together have been life changing for me. I’m forever grateful for all that you’ve taught me on and off the bandstand.

I also love your crazy sense of humor like all of your dirty limericks and the way that you have of always keeping us howling backstage. So many hilarious times!!!

Hang in there CT!!! I hope you are back on your feet in a short time my friend. I’m sending you prayers of strength, healing vibes and a HUGE HUG to you and Gwen. I love you very much and I’m looking forward to seeing you both soon.

P.S. My family sends their best wishes also!

Hi Clark,

I’m sending lots of love your way, as you have done for so many people through your music. I met you last year in Los Angeles, I’m good friends with Michael and Josh. I play that electronic instrument (EVI) that I showed you in your hotel room. I just listened to you on two cuts from a Tony Scott/Bill Evans record recorded in November 1957. Fantastic!!! Incredible!!! “Third Moon” and “Body and Soul.” Thanks so much for your music. Be well…..

Judd Miller

Marcus Mclaurine
10/17/2011 @ 9:39 pm

CT, It was so great to hear your voice and to hear that you are on the road to recovery. Miyuki, Malik, Mizuki and I are sending much love to you and Gwen. Looking forward to seeing you. Much Love,

Michael "Migueligans" Miller
10/17/2011 @ 1:02 pm

Dear Clark…I’m so glad that Josh was able to fly in from Boston to see you…I know how much you both mean to each other. Noah and I are also looking forward to seeing you soon, so keep on getting mo’ bettah each day, and we’ll all soon be sitting around the kitchen table with you eating warm toast and telling corny jokes!

Love lots from Michael

Dale Bartlett
10/16/2011 @ 10:40 pm

Dear Mr. Terry…..glad to hear that you are on the mend…..i met you twice in my life…..once as a man through Ozzie McFadden……I grew up in St. Louis… my first music teacher was Prof. J. Roy Terry….he had a music school upstairs over the silver palms night club at Vandeventer and Finney…. played in the America Woodmen- Tom Powell Post….went to as many of your California gigs and festivals…you always said to “keep playing”….am still at it ..would love to send you a CD…you are still a bad mumbling Mumbling M.F…….with deepest love and admiration……you are in my prayers…

Dear Mr. Terry,
Your visits to our home in Boston, will never be forgotten. They are cherished memories. Your music keeps me going now that Lockie (my Dad) has left us. I wasn’t able to reach you, but Sonny C. told me me that he spoke to you. I hope you recover soon. I would love to pay you a visit of cheer.

My Blessings and Prayers are with you.

jazz 88 wptc loves the music of Mr Terry it will always be in the in our music line up:)