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by C. Michael Bailey
Da Girl is journeyman B3 jazz conceived and performed by one of the instrument's most stalwart components, Bill Heid. A fixture on the jazz/blues/soul scene for the past 30 years, Heid has had the opportunity to assimilate a myriad of styles and sounds. His two principal influences are Don Patterson and Larry Young. While also influenced by the ubiquitous Jimmy Smith, Heid largely avoids caricature and hero worship. Neither Mr. Heid's sound nor his approach can be considered retro. He ...read more