Jimmy Heath Interview with Abe Beeson

Written by Abe Beeson

He learned to play sax alongside John Coltrane, worked with Dizzy Gillespie’s band, grew up with talented brothers Percy (bass) and Albert (drums), he’s written more than a hundred songs, and at 88 years old, can’t wait to release his new album with singer Roberta Gambarini. The legendary Jimmy Heath sat down to talk with me at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and we started by talking about the musical house in which he was raised.

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