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Greg Gisbert
12/9/2011 @ 3:18 am

CT My prayers are with you and your family. Like you always remind us “keep on keepin on” and I know you will. . Thank you for everything & I love you CT. We all love you . Greggles

CT you have shaped the soul of music, art, and culture….You have taught us all, and showed us whats so much of what’s important…With your new book, you have given us a map to the future through your experiences in the past…You have always risen to the top and been like a light-house beacon of how to rise to the artistic occasion with the proper style and grace…The world loves you and needs for you to get better soon…We need you now more than ever….Looking forward to your complete recovery…Love LC

Fraser Hutchinson
12/9/2011 @ 1:58 am

All the best, mr Terry. I am a huge fan, and you have been a huge inspiration to me, Please be well, my prayers are with you.

Paula Morris
12/8/2011 @ 11:26 pm

Dear Clark: I am thinking of you and praying that you will be home soon. I love you very much. Your favorite figure skater, Paula and the family of Maxine Sullivan.

Best wishes CT for a quick recovery and many more years. Love your music more now than I did years ago in college. I’ll always cherish playing for you in a jazz band master class in WV.

Dear Clark,

Sending you love and best wishes for a speedy recovery.


Mr. CT,

You first inspired me at a small stage band festival in 1973/4 when I was playing lead alto with the Andrew Lewis High School stage band. We were in West Virginia. You came up on stage and talked to us after what must have been a very long day for you. You were so nice, enthusiastic, passionate and encouraging. I still have the photos, one of which is one of my prized possessions – you and I shaking hands.

You have always been a hero of mine and remain so today. Nobody can touch you. You are the best ever, period.

I wish you renewed strength, a swift recovery and much chocolate! CT must return soon to doing his thing. We all miss you very much and the world needs you. You are the only one…there is no other. We can be patient but don’t make us wait too long. Get well soon.

Steve Lucas

When I studied with Sam Krauss, the former principal trumpet player of the Philadelphia Orchestra, he would always talk about your chop setup. He loved your playing……… do I:-)
I pray for your swift recovery……..they can’t keep us Sagittarius guys down!


Laurelyn, Jon and Tyler Faddis
12/8/2011 @ 7:07 pm

One more thing:

As Winston Churchill famously said:

“When you’re going through hell, keep going.”

And as you so often reminded us:

“The time have came when some things is got to be did.”

So, Cee Tee, it’s time to keep going, to keep getting better, and to keep knowing that YOU ARE BELOVED and we are sending thoughts and prayers and good music your way.


Laurelyn, Jon and Tyler John

Laurelyn, Jon and Tyler Faddis
12/8/2011 @ 7:03 pm

Our dear Mumbles,

We love you and we are thinking of you.

We believe in you. Although we wish this surgery hadn’t been necessary, we’re so glad you have a great medical team and your wonderful family around you. We also believe you will make the best-ever peg-leg buccaneer of Jazz, with your daring verve as you take on this next adventure, and all sorts of musical treasures yet to be discovered. And we are really looking forward to hearing you play again soon.

Tyler loves listening to you sing, especially “Fibble-Ow Blues” — he’s truly vocalizing now, and at almost 14 months, likes your language!

We send you (and Gwen too) a BIG hug and more love, and wish you not just yummy chicken soup but catfish and greens and all good things.


Laurelyn, Jon and Tyler John

Praying for you brother. God’s got big plans for you Clark. Both here and up there. Praying for fast healing and God’s peace. Love you brother!


Hi Clark. So sorry to hear of your lastest health battle but I know that you’ll get through this with family, friends, and faith. Hoping you’re feeling much better very soon. Cheers!!! Stu Maclean. Assistant Chief. Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Eddie Chambo
12/8/2011 @ 6:27 pm

May he good Lord keep you in the palm of his hands.

God bless. You have been one of my all time great favorites.

Thank you for the enjoyment and inspiration.

Richard Oliver
12/8/2011 @ 6:26 pm


Prayers and thanks for you!


Holding you up to our loving Father in heaven with deep love for the healing Grace of the most Holy Spirit.

Be Blessed and Healed completely in mind, body and Spirit, in the Sacred and Holy Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

Blessings from Haiti,
Jeannie and all the trumpeters of Haiti

Dear CT,

I wish you all best with your recent health issues. You are in the thoughts of many and will continue to be. I was privileged to meet you at Central Michigan University in the late 90’s and will never forget the time I got to spend with you and Curtis Fuller that day.

You have been an inspiration to many young musicians and your effervescent joy of life and music will always be in our hearts and souls.

Thank you and wishing you all the best in your recovery.

Matt Taton
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Michael ("Migueligans") Miller
12/8/2011 @ 3:14 pm

From CT……….to shining CT
(the California Trio to Clark Terry)…!

After all you’ve been through, Clark…for you to say those incredible words (“just because you lose a leg, it doesn’t mean you’ll lose your life”)…well, it just speaks so beautifully, clearly and loudly for the utter passion that you’ve always lived your life with. Through your horn, you have breathed an extraordinary amount of life into this world, and we’re just so, so, so happy that you’re not planning on going anywhere anytime soon! Your divine talent, wisdom, generosity, brilliance, humor and kindness make this world a much, much better place…

Sending you much love, Clark & Gwen Dears….and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon,

Michael, Josh & Noah

To the Incomparable Mr. Clark Terry:

I heard today (through the “grapevine”) about your surgery. I can’t imagine what the experience must be like – but please know that our thoughts are with you. You’ve inspired more than a generation with your incredible musicality and ingenuity – we wish you strength in recovery.


– Dave Arndt

Lenore Shoults
12/7/2011 @ 8:40 am

Everyone loves a story of triumph over adversity and “Clark,” the autobiography, offers inspiration for young and old. Thank you for sharing your remarkable story. My prayers for your health, Lenore

Hey Mr. Clark Terry. Hang on in there! You have been, and are a great inspiration to me and my playing ever since i first met you back in 1978 in London. You signed my programme then and told me never to give up practising. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope to hear your beautiful playing again soon.