Terry and I met when both playing in the Colin James Band. He’d arrived in Vancouver from Nashville after he and his Vancouver raised wife decided it was time to pay attention to that side of the family. Colin snapped him up right away knowing full well his trumpet pedigree with Delbert McClinton, Shelby Lynne and a who’s who of R&B superstars. Along with saxophonist/flautist Steve Hilliam, I now had my “go to guys” whenever horns were in the mix — Terry also covers trombone. Terry’s arranging is sparkling and flexible and Steve, Terry and I work well together on the fly. I’ve also employed him to do string arrangements when I want that surprising horn “hookiness”.

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