Chris Wood (1944 - 1983) musician who played saxophone, flute and keyboards, also concepts man and co-founder of the English rock group TRAFFIC (Island Records). Though at the time of taking this picture I was visiting Noel Redding bass guitarist in the Jimi Hendrix Experience, in his flat on Fulham Road. Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi, both musicians from "Traffic" popped in together to see Noel Redding. Chris Wood was enigmatic with the diffident bearing of a melancholy poet. Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, England, 01/03/1969 portrait by Richard Keith Wolff
Chris Wood: EVENING BLUE, is a posthumous music release 3rd February 2017, in a book set containing a vinyl album, 4 CDs, a 212 page, deeply researched, book with numerous evocative photographs, illustrations,even some rare surviving images of Chris Wood’s art, he was a good artist. Chris Wood: Evening Blue is curated by Neil Storey and Steph Wood; designed by Jayne Gould at HiddenMasters. Text edited and abridged by Neil Story from Dan Ropek’s biography of Chris Wood. Sound remastered by Richard Whittaker.
The definitive biography of Chris Wood and the scene around him was published in 2016. ’TRAGIC MAGIC: The Life of Traffic's Chris Wood’ book by Dan Ropek
Location: Chelsea, London, UK
Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff