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The Heath Brothers: As We Were Saying...

Read "As We Were Saying..." reviewed by AAJ Staff

If you wanted to suck, the Philadelphia jazz scene of the 1940s and '50s wasn't the place to do it. The competition was intensely fierce, and with cats like John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Smith and Benny Golson running around (when they weren't moving to nearby New York), it was generally understood that an improvisor had ...

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The Heath Brothers: As We Were Saying...

Read "As We Were Saying..." reviewed by Douglas Payne

This friendly, swinging session is Jimmy, Percy and and Albert “Tootie" Heath’s first together since 1983’s Brothers and Others on Antilles. On their own, these guys have logged memorable time with the greatest names in jazz – from Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker to Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson and, in Percy’s case, The Modern ...

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The Heath Brothers: As We Were Saying...

Read "As We Were Saying..." reviewed by Robert Spencer

Oh man. Does this swing from the get-go, or what? And such a deal. Not only do you get the three Heath brothers: Jimmy on tenor and alto, Percy on bass and cello, and Al ("Tootie") drums, but they’re joined by the one and only Slide Hampton on ‘bone, Stanley Cowell on piano and kalimba, Sir ...