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(RIP) Clark Terry's health

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He is in KU Medical Center with a serious heart condition since Monday.

He is said to be in good spirits.

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He is in KU Medical Center with a serious heart condition since Monday.

He is said to be in good spirits.

Trumpeter Clark Terry, who missed a concert Sunday with the Kansas City Youth Jazz Band, was in serious condition Monday in KU Medical Center’s cardiac intensive care unit.

Terry, 87, entered the hospital Friday evening. On Monday, a few of his Kansas City friends were at his bedside. Terry was smiling and joking.

“His spirits were up,” said Kansas City jazz singer Angela Hagenbach

More:

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/mu...ory/606981.html

Edited by Cyril

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Get well soon Clark! Heard him play a little out here a couple years back...still had the chops & the vibe!

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Lois posted a message on his site

We just wanted to update you on Clark's condition. As many of you know, on May 2, Clark was hospitalized with 96 percent heart blockage. Well, thankfully, the doctors got to him on time (you know Clark's timing is perfect anyway), and the blockage has been removed, and now Clark is teaching circular breathing to the doctors and nurses!

I had a chance to talk to him on Monday, and he sounded wonderful. Your well wishes and prayers are extremely important to him. It might be a little difficult for him to get to email for awhile (and we'll be adding a blog to his site shortly), but in the meantime, please feel free to post your "healing thoughts" at Get Well Wishes For Clark Terry.

Thank you for all your positive energy and thoughts for one of our greatest treasures.

Keep on keepin' on, Clark

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This is a guy who was literally on his deathbed, what, 6-7 years ago & pulled through.

The miracles can't go on forever, but for now, it looks as if they have.

Congrats CT, and I know that Clem will be in touch soon. ;)

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Get well Clark! This guy is a living national treasure.

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Get well Clark! This guy is a living national treasure.

International treasure..., you can't keep mr. mubbles all to yourselves.

Get well, just happened to be spinning his Candid LP last night , great album..

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Terry, 87, entered the hospital Friday evening. On Monday, a few of his Kansas City friends were at his bedside. Terry was smiling and joking.

“His spirits were up,” said Kansas City jazz singer Angela Hagenbach

If there's anyone I'd want to see at my bedside, it would be Angela. :wub:

Best wishes to Clark. I can't imagine a world without him.

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it was reported yesterday on another jazz website that Clark is out of ICU and into a private room. obviously he's making good progress, thank goodness. :tup

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it was reported yesterday on another jazz website that Clark is out of ICU and into a private room. obviously he's making good progress, thank goodness. :tup

Good news indeed! Let's hope the progress continues.

MG

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it was reported yesterday on another jazz website that Clark is out of ICU and into a private room. obviously he's making good progress, thank goodness. :tup

Good news indeed! Let's hope the progress continues.

MG

Agreed! Hope things continue to go well for him.

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it was reported yesterday on another jazz website that Clark is out of ICU and into a private room. obviously he's making good progress, thank goodness. :tup

Good news indeed! Let's hope the progress continues.

MG

Agreed! Hope things continue to go well for him.

The happiest trumpeter in the business. I don't think I've ever heard a single solo by him that didn't make me smile. Hang in there, CT!

Greg Mo

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Saw this thread and feared bad news but sounds like great progress is being made. CT is a true survivor - best wishes for speedy recovery for him. :tup

It's amazing what can be done with hearts surgically these days.

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Saw this thread and feared bad news but sounds like great progress is being made. CT is a true survivor - best wishes for speedy recovery for him. :tup

It's amazing what can be done with hearts surgically these days.

just fyi, he did not go under the knife, as far as i've heard.

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Was just heading to bed when I heard three or four Clark Terry-featured songs in a row on the radio.

...you know what I'm thinking, of course...

So I had to log on, just to make sure.

I've crossed paths with Clark Terry many, many times over the years. He's a prince. A gem.

And now, to sleep.

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i, for one, would love to see the thread title changed to something like, "Clark Terry Recovering From Heart Problem"! every time i see the current title, i get a little jolt thinking it might be a new thread!

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I agree, Valerie, we need an updated, positive thread title.

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Done. Thanks for the nudges.

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get well Mumbles! One of my fav. things with Clark Terry is the scat duel he has with Bags on "Montreux '77"

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I'm glad there are signs of improvement.

Keep it up, CT! :tup

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I heard that Clark is recovering from surgery to amputate a leg. Not good news by any means, but he's still with us. He's not done just yet!

Sending positive thoughts & prayers his way.

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Is he a diabetic?

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