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The Heath Brothers

Sep 19, 2016

Jazz Unlimited for September 26, 2016 is “The Heath Brothers.”  The Philadelphia-born Heath brothers, bassist Percy (1923-2005), saxophonist, arranger, composer Jimmy Heath (born 1926) and drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath (born 1935) have been a force in jazz since the late 1940’s to the 1950’s up to the present.  They will be heard as individuals and with each other in a variety of musical contexts with King Pleasure, Bobby Timmons, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Wes Montgomery, Paul Desmond, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Red Garland, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, Thelonious Monk, Cecil Payne, Elmo Hope, John Lewis, Ethan Iverson, Kenny Dorham, Clifford Jordan, Benny Carter and Ornette Coleman.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the artists heard on this show.

This is an except from the documentary "Botherly Jazz" produced by Danny Scher, directed by Jesse Block.  The music excerpt is from a 2004 concert with Jimmy Heath (ts) Percy Heath (b) and Albert "Tootie" Death (d).