It was a great night at the METROPOLITAN CAFE in NY
Celebrating the release of Terry Silverlight's album
WILD!!

TERRY SILVERLIGHT BAND
2/21/04


TERRY SILVERLIGHT -drums and original music
WILL LEE -bass
BILL EVANS -sax
PAUL SHAFFER -organ
LEW SOLOFF -trumpet
CHUCK LOEB -guitar
CHARLES BLENZIG -keyboards
ELLISON CHASE -vocals


PHOTOS


DEAR TERRY, THANK YOU! WHAT AN AWESOME BAND, WHAT AN AWESOME NIGHT, THEY CAME OUT OF THE WOODWORK FOR YOU, I THINK EVERY MUSICIAN IN NY WAS THERE! WHAT A BLAST. I KNOW ITS A LABOR OF LOVE PLAYING THERE AND WE'RE HAPPY TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO MAKE IT EASIER ON YOU. WE HONESTLY HAVEN'T HAD A NIGHT LIKE THAT IN YEARS. IT WAS A WOW. METRO IS CLOSING IN 14 MONTHS SO HOPEFULLY YOU'LL BE BACK BEFORE THAT HAPPENS! ALL MY BEST, AND A HEART FILLED THANKS.
LOVE,
-LIZ CARO (Proprietor of The Metropolitan Cafe)


Great gig last night. Unbelievable. You are a work of art. Not only did you organize the music, you organized the whole room full of people. It was incredible. I've never seen that room so packed. You just really killed it. It was fantastic. Great job, great writing, great producing, great arranging, great mixing. Talk to you soon. It's so much fun playing with you. Love you madly.
-WILL LEE


I just wanted to tell you how much I really loved the job. It wasn't even a job----it was so much fun. I wanted you to know that. It was fantastic. The compositions were wonderful.
-LEW SOLOFF


Terry, It was great fun to be part of your "Wild" night! Thanks for asking me. I'll remember it for a long, long time. You know, I always knew how amazing you and your music were, but to see you perform it live with the band---you were over the top, crazy, wonderful! And as far as writing again, just say when you've got the time and inspiration, and we'll make it happen. I still believe we've got a hit or two in us!
Love Always,
-ELLISON CHASE


I wanted to say that I really dug the group last night and your playing was killin'. I had a blast. Hope to see you soon.
-MIKE CLARK (drummer with Herbie Hancock/Headhunters)


I listened to half the CD on the way home. You and Will did a great job. It really sounds beautiful. And Edgar's solo on "Brown+Serve" is one of the best things he's ever recorded. Inspiring!
-ED PALERMO (band leader/saxaphonist)


you were smoking!!!!!!!!!!!!
-RAY MARCHICA (drummer)


Terry, It was great to see you Tuesday night. I really enjoyed hearing all of those album tunes live. Your album sounds terrific and you should be very proud of it. Your hard work and dedication really shows on this recording and I wish you lots of record sales as a payoff! Congratulations. Thanks for the kind words and the high praises in your Electronic Musician article. It was entirely my pleasure working with all of you and I'd do it again anytime.
Take care pal,
-LAWRENCE MANCHESTER (ProTools engineer for "WILD!!")


Dear Terry, I thank you for a most enjoyable and enlightening time at the Metropolitan. From my "vantage point" I am able to observe unencumbered much of your music and much about Terry Silverlight. I offer my observations despite not being asked, in the hope that my thoughts will be taken in the spirit they are intended. My view as you are well aware is based on NOT going through life as you do( as is the case with everyone) but in our society that gives much credence (God knows why) to other peoples values in respect to the person they observe. I am qualifying my remarks and no doubt am saying what you already are aware of.............and having said that I continue my path and words ........to be used or discarded as you see fit. You are a rare human that by and large defies my observations of most musicians. The rarity, being able to devote so much to your music and to devote so much to "taking care of 'business'"that more often will leave most musicians sacrificing their musical abilities to the necessary temptations and rewards of "business' leaving their playing as a casualty to some degree. In that above thought is the center of my observations. Your playing remains a source of wonder and creativity, and for me I sense (with your choice of musicians for this occasion) a statement of your current position in regard to your Chosen direction(s). ..............................Your level of professionalism is impeccable as is the unleashing of your creativity's upon all that care to share those values. Some of us "cannot see the trees through the forest '.................and some of us do not need to see the trees in the forest to know their path. You (as is my observation) are the latter. least I go on for much longer and enter the babbling stage, I say to you ........as I have said in the past and no doubt will say in the future, "Thank you for what you give from your creative spirit and keep up that energy. The place you attend has rarefied air that very few understand. as always ..........your friend......
-RICHARD STEIN (Richard's Lounge jazz club)


Great show...great songs.... great group, as always great drumming and great to see and hear you again....
-TONY CIMAROSI (bassist)


I purchased your latest CD a couple of months ago and all I can say about "Wild" is: WOW!!! Make that a DOUBLE WOW!!! What an excellent effort you and the guys put forth. Everyone played superbly and Will is just slap-poppin' out of this world. I also thought it a nice touch turning Edgar loose on "Brown and Serve." As for you, my friend, if your chops were a garment it would drag the ground ten feet behind you. It is truly an inspiring pleasure listening to someone who has mastered his instrument. Your kit sounds great, also. Guys like you, Phil, and Vinnie make me seriously consider switching over to a set of Gretsch. (I'm still playing the Ludwigs I purchased in '66.) I was also wondering: what size stick do you use? And as if all this wasn't enough, you also wear the hat of composer for this collection of music. The mind boggles... Well, I'll not take up any more of your time. Once again thanks to you for all the enjoyment I'm getting out of "Wild. I would love to have an autographed picture of you behind the kit to proudly hang on the wall of my little home studio. Anyway, take care and all the best to you. I'll be eagerly awaiting your next release.
Your fan,
-LEE WILLIS


Terry - the show at The Cutting Room was really great - I brought my girlfriend who was suitably impressed -- she'd only known Will from the Fab Faux and I don't think she'd ever sat right in front of anyone who could play Bass or Drums like the two of you.
Terry, we all know you guys are terrific but I really have to tell you how extremely impressed I am with the tunes (as I was last time I heard you at the Metropolitan) - they are, besides being a blast, just so very well written.
Please keep me informed,
-ANDY SIEGLER


Chris McKevitt turned me on to your new CD....SMOKIN"! Wondering if you remember sitting in with my band, Line Drive, eons ago. We had you as a guest artist down in Long Branch. I was the drummer, Chris the keyboard player . This would be early 80's!! Just wanted to say "hi" and congrats on a stellar product. The playing AND the composing are really great.
Rock on,
-GARY DATES (drummer)


Just a line to congratulate you on the great job that you and the band did last night. You are a great talent and I consider myself lucky to be in attendance.
Thanks a lot
-BILLY COURTMAN (guitarist/composer)


You sounded incredible tonight, Terry. Your solos were amazing. And the songs are great.
-ROBERT SECRET (keyboardist/composer)


That was great. I could have listened to you and Will Lee and been a happy camper. Your writing is really great. Good luck with the music and I hope we get to do something together again soon.
All the best,
-ANN KLEIN (singer/songwriter)


Terry, In a few short words: Thank you. For that awesome gig last night. It is one of those things that is so great words don't do justice. You and Will sound so amazing together: defining that "new york" bass and drums sound. I was way at the back and could hear mostly you, will, trumpet, sax, and a little guitar.... but that was OK because I could hear you and will just fine. And thanks for: the huge dose of inspiration. Seeing and hearing the gig just blew me away in many ways. The energy of what was happening up there and the level of playing - just awesome. All that in addition to what are great tunes! Congrats man, it was truly a pleasure.
-BILL HOLCOMB (bassist/composer)


"Last night was amazing..."
-DAVID FIELDS (guitarist/composer)


Terry -You guys were killin'. Let's definitely try to hook up & play.
-RICHARD SUSSMAN (pianist/composer)


You guys were great. It was such a treat to hear such high quality music and playing and to see so many friends that I haven't seen in years. I was totally imppressed with your writing and playing.
-RUSSELL VELAZQUEZ (singer)


Hey Terry, Man you tore it up last night! Your music is very creative as well as your playing! Simply beautiful! It's a drag that you couldn't find good musicians to play with.........................NOT!! It was the who's who of musicians on the stage...........awesome! I can only imagine the time & effort you put into this project...............BRAVO! Please keep me updated on all your gigs, I had a wonderful time.
Take care & keep swinging!
-FRANK BELUCI (drummer)


Terry, I can't tell you how WONDERFUL YOUR SHOW WAS!!! I was so impressed with your music, your playing, and the band! It was so amazing! The show was very professional, along with the arrangements and players!! I really enjoyed "Brown and Serve" and the first cut off your cd with the horns featured in the melody. (forget the name)They both sounded awesome! I also really liked the ballad. Was that Windsurfing? You are a superb talent and thanks so much for inviting me! My musician friends thought that the show as out of this world!! I met Will and Paul briefly! Nice guys! Talk soon
-AMY WARD (singer/songwriter)


SMOKIN' .................BURNIN'......THAT WAS GREAT.....IT INSPIRED ME TO GO HOME AND PRACTICE. I HAD A GREAT TIME. GOOD LUCK WITH THE PROJECT. HOPE TO WORK TOGETHER SOON. VERY IMPRESSED WITH YOUR COMPOSING.
-MARC ELLIOT (bassist)


Hi Terry, It was great to meet you last night, finally, in person. I really dug your music! And the audience was incredible.
-CELIA CHAVEZ (singer/songwriter)


It was so awesome. I really, really, really enjoyed it. I thought I was going to leave after the first hour, but I couldn't leave because I wanted to hear what the next set would sound like. The musicians were awesome and so was your playing. Your drums sound like a melodic instrument. You have a really unusual way of playing the drums. It's really different and so great.
-CARMELITA FRAZIER (artist manager)


It was great meeting you last night. I enjoyed the gig. Thanks for an evening of wonderful music. The band was awesome and your compositions quench the thirst for rich music.
-JOYCE STOVALL (singer/songwriter)


I got the CD the other day, thanks! I have to tell you how much I dug it. You sound incredible on it (I love the drum features on the last two songs!) and everyone else plays great too, especially Will. I had no idea what Edgar Winter was up to these days but he's killin it too, and plays some great alto, What a treat. I hope you get this out there...I know I'll spread the word. Did you mix this at home? It really sounds nice!! Thanks again (and I'm touched that you mentioned me in the liner!), and I hope we get to play some more--I always look forward to it.
-ROBERT ARIES (keyboardist/composer)