Jimmy Heath On Piano Jazz

Jimmy Heath.
Jimmy Heath.

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Saxophonist, composer and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath is the middle child of an illustrious jazz family, the Heath Brothers. A bebop player and big-band leader, Heath also performed with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane.

In 2001, Heath joined host Marian McPartland and bassist Rufus Reid for an hour of unforgettable talk and music, including “You’ve Changed” and Heath’s most famous tune, “Gingerbread Boy.”

Originally recorded Oct. 17, 2000. Originally broadcast Feb. 6, 2001.

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