Heath Brothers Quartet

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Opened May 13, 2009
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

With Jimmy Heath (sax), Tootie Heath (drums), Jeb Patton (piano), David Wong (bass). The Heath Brothers have been contributing mightily to the language of jazz since the 1940s. Jimmy Heath, contemplating his family's long-standing presence in jazz history, remarked, "We're lucky enough that [we] are still here. Among us, we've got more than 150 years of experience and more than 900 recordings. We've all played with the jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, J.J. Johnson, Miles and the Modern Jazz Quartet, that seems to make us the elders of the surviving families of Jazz." Which, in typical Heath Brothers fashion, is a cool and modest understatement. These are jazz's elder statesmen who are swinging hard and having fun, excited to be carrying on the legacy.

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http://www.birdlandjazz.com