Albert “Tootie” Heath was on John Coltrane’s first album and would go on to play with every other major name in hard bop. He reunites with the pianist of The Bad Plus and a bassist everyone wants to hire to cook up comfort food from the extended songbook of jazz standards.
Pianist Hod O’Brien is a stalwart bebop acolyte. Since emerging on the scene in the late 1950s playing with Oscar Pettiford and Stan Getz, O’Brien has earned critical acclaim and accolades from his peers. He joins host Marian McPartland and performs an original tune written for the occasion, “Clarion for Marian.”