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EXTRORDINARY JOE : Terry Callier Passes To Other Side

8 novembre 2012

There are some people that once you’ve met them you never forget them.Terry Callier was one of them. I first saw Terry perform at the Jazz Cafe in Camden Town and those gathered were there to pay their respects to the man and his music. Terry Callier might not have been a household name but amongst the soul and jazz cognoscenti he was much loved. My good friend DJ Debra was in love with the northern soul groove of ‘Ordinary Joe’ while the Talking Loud & Saying Something crew (Gilles Peterson, Marco Nelson, Patrick Forge, Rob G)  introduced me to a host other thoughtful and moving tracks like ‘What Colour Is Love’. One thing’s for sure, Terry Callier was the only person who totally silence the hubbub….the incessant chatter… which the Jazz Cafe in Camden Town was famed for. You could hear a pin drop when that man sang.

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