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Best to you Clark for continued good spirits and health. Thanks for many years of great music. I think of your sound as the most unique. Keep on Mumbling. I will always listen to your music.

Ed Nelson (aka Dr. Moto)

Dear Clark, Sending swingin’ best healing wishes for you! Get better, mumbles!

From Colombia

So sorry to hear of your health challenges but everything will look up now because your doctors are taking such good care of you! There are many more triumphs ahead for you! As a singer, I appeared on several jazz festivals as a singer with my group when you were headlining various festivals back in the late-sixties. Then, I became a studio singer in the mid-1970s and got off the road. That ended up being my career. Good one. I also have always been a voice coach. I’ve loved your playing all these many years. All blessings to you and Gwen. And have a blessed holiday season and fabulous New Year. What memories!

CT,

You are an international treasure. I appreciate your wisdom, manifest in every note from your horn and word that from your lips. Even the mumbles!

Rest up and recover soon.
Tom Elliott
bassist, author
San Francisco

This is a Big green white and red note from Siena and one of the founders of Siena Jazz, Vincenzo Vanni in Italia, just wishing you smooth sailing, your own natural gumption, and a great performance on your birthday and every sweetsinging night after..We’re lucky as musicians (I’m the singer..) that we can move the whole world with just our voices whether straight up or through a bit of metal or wood..So we are wishing you a sweet dance with your sweetheart and looking forward to you moving this big ol’ world to dance a little sweeter as well, what you’ve always done.
Thanks for the music you give, grazie tanto ed auguri a Lei e la famiglia Sua,
Vincenzo Vanni
a founder of the Siena Jazz Foundation and Le Carrozze Records
and G Si (Gabrielle Sido Islwyn) one of those singer types..
http://www.gabriellesislwyn.com

Clark, my dad (a Chicago musician himself) made me aware of you from the time I was alive. I became of fan of your’s immdeiately. Through the years we had occasion to meet each other, through mutual friends. Your gracious kindnesses, each and every time I have been in your presence, continues to inspire and awe me at the same time. I am holding the most peaceful thoughts of you I can conjur, as I write this.

Thank you for your magnificent life.

mm

I forgot to mention that my mom is 102 years of age and still going strong and living on her own……..
so you got plenty more in you.

Hi Clark,
I don’t know where to start to write because I think we have been friends since the late forties. I think I will start by reminding you about when we were together on one of the panels on the Jazz Cruises And somebody in the audience would ask me about Terry Pollard And I said that I told Terry that if she would have married me she would have been Terry Gibbs. Then you would jump in and say “that if she married you that she would be Terry Terry.”
I don’t want to forget to wish you a very Happy Birthday and keep up that great Clark Terry attitude
Now before I write a book let me close by telling you that I love you and hope that better days are coming.
Love,
Terry Gibbs


Carl Querfurth
12/9/2011 @ 3:51 pm

Dear Mr. Terry, I’m sad to hear that you’re health isn’t the best it can be. I’ve been a fan of yours for 40 of my 55 years. The first time I heard your fantastic playing was on a date for dinner at my then girlfriend’s house in NH. Her parents had your record of Oscar Peterson Trio plus One. I used to ask them to play that every time I went there. I’ve been hooked ever since. I wish you a speedy and full recovery, a wonderful birthday, and a merry holiday season.

Mr. Clark Terry Sir
Thank you. You are a teacher and an inspiration to all…and on many many levels.
May your spirit, mind, and body, heal and keep on…


Chris Hanratty
12/9/2011 @ 3:48 pm

Please keep blowing that horn Clark!

Keep on, Keepin’ on, Clark — the world loves you and your music! I feel very blessed to have you and Gwen in my life. Love, Dawn

Get well Mr.Terry, The Jazz World needs you

Dear Clark and Gwen, I have had the pleasure of hearing you, Clark Terry, live at the “Jazz Hall Club” in Santa Barbara,CA.,and I think it was in 1996. Perhaps you remember the little storefront club off of State Street which was run by Ridah Omri. I was the sketch artist there. I hope you recover from your illness and discomfort, completely and soon! Sincerely, Suzanne Cerny

Clark your beautiful melodic playing inspired me to look for more melody in my own playing.You are a special musician.I wish you a speedy recovery and every happiness.peace and joy Paul

Hi Clark — for myself and on behalf of the 345 members world-wide of the Jazz Journalists Association, I want to wish you the best for your comfort and joy, towards your birthday and the new year — returning just a little of the pleasure you’ve given everybody and continue to. Thanks for all of your great music (and your autobiography, too) — Howard Mandel

Greetings Mr. Terry,
I would be remissed not sign your guestbook.
You are my first music inspiration.
When I first started playing trumpet,
my band director and trumpet teacher
(Vernon “Freck” Nashville, Soldan High, St. Louis, MO).
told me to first and foremost listen to everything
Clark Terry. I started out listening to
you with the Gerry Mulligan big band and
never looked back. I’m now a 65 year old
successful trumpet player. I’m very proud
to be a born and bred St. Louis trumpet player,
following in your footsteps.
Thank you for being my beacon of light.
All good things,
Baikida Carroll
never looked back.

YOU HAVE BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY JUST BY THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE LIVED TO BE 91 YRS OF AGE WHEN SOO MANY OF THOSE WHO WERE YOUR CONTEMPORIERS HAVE GONE ON BEFORE YOU. THIS DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE TREMENDOUS TALENT YOU HAVE ALLOWED TO AUGMENT AND ENHANCE THE NATIONAL ART FORM KNOWN AS ‘AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC’.
FROM YOUR TUTORING OF A YOUNG MILES DAVIS WHEN YOU PLAYED ST LOUIS TO THE DEVELOPEMENT OF YOUR OWN SWINGING ‘BLUES STYLE.
WE WISH YOU THE BEST IN YOUR MANY FUTURE ENDEAVORS AS WE KNOW YOU WILL ALWAYS BE AMONG US WHETHER YOU’RE PLAYING ‘OUR MUSIC’ OR HUMMING A NEW TUNE.
SEE YOU WHEN YOU GET BACK TO PHILLY.

BE WELL,

A R T BROWN

Mr. Terry,

Here’s wishing you a HAPPY 91st BIRTHDAY, well wishes and blessings! I continue to be inspired by your legacy of music and by your humanity. From “Mumbles”(did you know that my 8-yr old son loves that song? He is always trying to improvise like that–he plans to start trumpet next year); to all of the gifts of music that you have shared with us… I just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Prayers of healing and love,
Renee Collins Georges – Wash DC


Richard Meyer
12/9/2011 @ 3:35 pm

Keeping you in my thoughts, Mr. Terry. Wishing a speedy recovery and a very happy 91st birthday.