Three Drops of Water, One Grain of Sand
November 1, 2012 6:54 PM Subscribe
posted by Hairy Lobster (22 comments total)
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His amazing music, ranging from haunting
to velvety smooth
, went barely noticed for most of his life. So it's oddly fitting that his death would pass barely noticed, too.
Terry Callier died in Chicago last Saturday at age 67.
After spending the 80s as a computer programmer, following a career in music that never quite took off commercially despite 6 album releases between 1964 and 1979, Terry Callier was finally and deservedly rediscovered in the 90s thanks to Acid Jazz's Eddie Pillar who decided to re-release Terry Callier's self-funded 1983 single "I Don't Want to See Myself (Without You)"
which quickly became a hit in the British club scene. 1996 marked the beginning of Terry's return to music with the release of "TC in DC"
, the first of 8 albums to come.
He also collaborated with a range of artists on a number of tracks including such gems as the "Dolphins"
cover on Beth Orton's "Trailer Park"
album (1996) and "Live With Me"
with Massive Attack on Terry's own album "Hidden Conversations"