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A Love Song

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2004
Track listing: A Love Song, Watergate Blues, Django, Century Rag, No More Weary Blues, Suite for Pop, Hanna's Mood

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Percy Heath: A Love Song

Read "A Love Song" reviewed by Russ Musto


As remarkable as it may seem that this Love Song is the debut release as a leader by 80 year-old elder statesman bassman Percy Heath, it was certainly well worth the wait. Heath, who has been the quintessential supportive sideman on more than 300 recordings, most notably as a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet, steps ...

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Percy Heath: A Love Song

Read "A Love Song" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Being a little late to hop on the bandwagon about last month's release of this first album from Percy Heath, I would like to avoid giving you more of the plaudits of Heath's magnificent career and accomplishments that you've already read, and simply offer my congratulations upon this effort. The music on A Love ...

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Percy Heath: A Love Song

Read "A Love Song" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


What would life be without its little surprises? Did bassist Percy Heath ever conceive the notion that he would get his first recording as leader 50 years into his career? Ah, the vagaries of fate! But this is a moment to savour and to enjoy. Heath got to choose the songs, and the band at hand ...

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Percy Heath: A Love Song

Read "A Love Song" reviewed by John Kelman


It’s an encouraging sign for all octogenarians when one of their own, a man who has a musical career that spans more than six decades, finally releases an album under his own name at the age of eighty. That man is Percy Heath, and with A Love Song he finally gets to play things exactly as ...

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Percy Heath: A Love Song

Read "A Love Song" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


On the photos included with A Love Song, Percy Heath shows off the greatest grin in jazz since Louis Armstrong. And he has good reason to flash that smile; at eighty years young, he's just issued his first recording as a leader (can that be true, after fifty plus years in the business?), where he displays ...

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Percy Heath: A Love Song

Read "A Love Song" reviewed by Norman Weinstein


This 80 year old bassist from one of the great jazz families, the Heaths, has finally recorded his first session as a leader, and it is a touchingly atmospheric affair. Only one really catchy melody graces the album, “Django," from Percy Heath's Modern Jazz Quartet days of a half century ago, but this album is less ...


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