Terry Callier | Artist

Terry Callier | Artist

Tags: Era_1960s, Gender_Male, Genre_Jazz, Genre_Soul, Origin_USA, Type_Artist

Terrence Orlando Callier was an American jazz, soul, and folk guitarist and singer-songwriter born 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. Callier, who learnt piano from an early age, was a childhood friend of Curtis Mayfield and was heavily influenced by the music of John Coltrane. He was signed to Chess records and their subsidiary Prestige, for whom he wrote many songs for fellow label artists. Late in his career he was sought out by artists such as Beth Orton, Paul Weller and Massive Attack for collaboration projects, employing his soulful soft-jazz sound. His first four studio albums are outstanding: The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier, Occasional Rain, What Color is Love and I Just Can't Help Myself.

Artist Website: wikipedia/Terry_Callier

Featured Albums: Terry Callier

Related Artists: Beth Orton

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