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James Edward Heath (October 25, 1926 – January 19, 2020)

 
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PostPosted: 01/19/20 8:02 pm    ::: James Edward Heath (October 25, 1926 – January 19, 2020) Reply Reply with quote

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Jimmy Heath, the highly influential jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, has died. He was 93 years old, as The New York Times reports.

Heath was a prolific composer who wrote over 125 songs throughout his career, which spanned over 70 years. Several of his original pieces went on to become jazz standards performed by the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others. Heath also performed alongside some of jazz’s most revered figures including Davis, Gillespie, John Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis, Howard McGhee, and more.

Heath is credited with bringing bebop music of the 1940s to big bands, as well as preserving the style decades after its initial popularity. In the mid-1970s, Heath formed the Heath Brothers with his older brother Percy on bass and his younger brother Albert (aka Tootie) on drums.


https://pitchfork.com/news/jazz-saxophonist-jimmy-heath-dead-at-93/

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PostPosted: 01/20/20 6:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Glad he enjoyed a long life. RIP. Not many from the bebop era still around. Barry Harris, thank heavens. Don’t know of any others really.



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