Massive Attack producer 3D has pointed fans to a mixtape he has made in honour of late soul singer Terry Callier.
Terry Callier was one of those rare, utterly idiosyncratic performers that only the 60s seemed to produce. Equally at home in a folk den and a soul club, Callier's effortless delivery was matched by a songwriting ability informed by Coltrane, Stax, Dylan and more.
Sadly passing away earlier this year, tributes immediately flew in for the charismatic performer. Now Massive Attack producer 3D has pointed fans towards a new mixtape, containing material recorded with Terry Callier at a studio in Bristol.
"Me and Euan reloaded the Terry Callier tapes from 2005" he wrote. "It felt right to honour the short time we had with him in Bristol. We created a 'mix tape' of the pieces I worked on with Neil and Terry.I also took the liberty of stripping them back to a more personal space and cut in alternative vocals and chuckles, in an attempt to share a little of the spirit of the great man".
At times quite intimate, the mixtape showcases Callier's wonderful voice. Opening in sheer blues style, the clarity of the arrangement lends a powerful sense of emotion. Ending with a glimpse of 3D's electronic background, it points towards the potential for a great lost album.
Listen to it below.