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Listen: Jimmy Heath On Piano Jazz

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Jimmy Heath On Piano Jazz

Jimmy Heath On Piano Jazz

Listen: Jimmy Heath On Piano Jazz

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Set List

  • "Sleeves" (J. Heath)
  • "You've Changed" (B. Carey, C. Fischer)
  • "Gingerbread Boy" (J. Heath)
  • "Body And Soul" (J. Green, E. Heyman, R. Sour, F. Eyton)
  • "On Green Dolphin Street" (B. Kaper, N. Washington)
  • "Take The 'A' Train" (B. Strayhorn)
  • "Chelsea Bridge" (B. Strayhorn)
  • "All Members" (J. Heath)
  • "CTA" (J. Heath)

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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