Mike Kellie on Chris Wood “spiritual leader” of Traffic
June 24 2014 marked what would have been Chris Wood’s 70th birthday. A group of friends and musicians met at the RollRight Stones… here’s Mike Kellie remembering the days.. of Birmingham bands, Spencer Davis, Traffic and Steve’s “spiritual leader”
Chris Wood: Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
We often get asked by people if there are any live recordings of Traffic. A lot of those questions come from people who were in the audiences at that time and remember the experience of Traffic’s raw musical energy and skilled creativity. This video shows some of that magic, and the amazing improv chemistry between Steve Winwood and Chris Wood. Pure professionalism. It’s greatness is reflected that 43 years later, it sounds as though it was recorded yesterday.
Traffic, John Peels Show BBC Radio 1970
John Peel opens up this recording with some incredibly nice words about Traffic rejoining… and then follow a live version of ‘Who knows what tomorrow may bring” featuring Chris Wood bending the tone and the texture of the sax with his Gibson Maestro as well as playing base guitar later in the track
Gordon Jackson on Chris Wood (Traffic)
On June 24, a group of people celebrated what would have been Chris Wood’s 70th birthday at the Roll Right Stones – a favourite haunt of Traffic members Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Dave Mason. Chris played flute and sax with Gordon on his album “Thinking Back” in 1969. Sorry about the car noise, but the words still mean a lot.
Stephanie Wood talks about her brother Chris
Commemorating her brother’s birthday, Steph Wood celebrates his life with friends at Roll Right Stonse on June 24. With Steve Hadley (from Chris’s first band), Gordon Jackson and Mike Kellie who discuss Chris’s mimicking accents. The music is Chris’s from his solo Vulcan album. (c) LunarMusic – “Indian Monsoon”
BBC live recording Traffic: Glad and Freedom Rider
Another John Peel BBC session exposing Chris Wood’s manic diversity and latitude of his sax playing, his jazz influences, and well… how good he was