"Our beloved Clark Terry has joined the big band in heaven where he’ll be singing and playing with the angels. He left us peacefully, surrounded by his family, students and friends. Clark has known and played with so many amazing people in his life. He has found great joy in his friendships and his greatest passion was spending time with his students. We will miss him every minute of every day, but he will live on through the beautiful music and positivity that he gave to the world. Clark will live in our hearts forever.With all my love, Gwen Terry"
The family has asked the Jazz world to post their remembrances on the website Guestbook and Facebook pages. San Diego's Jazz 88.3 would like to highlight comments from our listeners and supporters and the rest of the San Diego Jazz Community. We offer our Comments section at the end of this blog post as a place to share links to your personal remembrances and links to special articles about Clark Terry.
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The Jazz World Remembers Clark Terry
- Clark Terry, Influential Jazz Trumpter, Dies at 94 (NYTimes, Peter Keepnews)
- Clark Terry, Ebullient Jazz Trumpter, Has Died (NPR, A Blog Supreme, Felix Contreras)
- Trumpet legend dies after long bout with diabetes (JazzTimes, Jeff Tamarkin)
Clark Terry San Diego Connection
- Castellanos Salutes Dinah Washington & Clark Terry (SDReader, Robert Bush)
Other Clark Terry Remembrances
- Quincy Jones remembers Clark Terry at a recent performance honoring Herbie Hancock. He called him his "guru".
- Wynton Marsalis wrote on a recent trip by Jazz at Lincoln Center to visit Clark Terry in the hospital. What a day.
- The Bad Plus' Ethan Iverson memorializes Clark Terry through his classic (with Monk on piano) "In Orbit".