Jimmy Heath – “Why Ben Webster Learned the Lyrics”

I found this video via a tweet a few days ago. I thought it was a great lesson; told in a delightful way by Jimmy Heath who IMHO, is one the five greatest living tenor players. (There’s also a brief, subtle allusion to Johnny Griffin’s seemingly unending peevishness.)

It was recorded earlier this year, as Mr. Heath was sitting for JazzTimes “Before and After” test at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival.

Jimmy Heath is not only a wonderful artist, he is a delight to have around. Hope you enjoy it!

Here’s a bit o’ musical Heath from his rare Picture of Heath album – “For Minors Only”; with Barry Harris – piano; San Jones – bass; Billy Higgins – drums



One Response to “Jimmy Heath – “Why Ben Webster Learned the Lyrics””

  1. thanks, I enjoyed that interview.

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