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Al "Tootie" Heath interview on Sunday Night Jazz with host Larry Reni Thomas, WCOM-FM May 22, 2022
(Published: May 08, 2022)


Tune in to Sunday Night Jazz with host Larry Reni Thomas, on WCOM-FM (https://wcomfm.org/) Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina, May 22, 2022, from 9:15 pm to 10 pm, for a live interview with 2020 NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Master percussionist/ drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. We will talk about his career, and his upcoming concert on June 10, 2022, with his trio at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Heath, a Philadelphia native, born in 1935, first recorded in 1957 with John Coltrane. From 1958 to 1974, he worked with, among others, J.J. Johnson, Wes Montgomery, Art Farmer, Benny Golson's Jazztet, Cedar Walton, Bobby Timmons, Kenny Drew, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Herbie Hancock, Nina Simone and Yusef Lateef. In 1975, he, Jimmy and Percy formed the Heath Brothers. He remained with the group until 1978, then left to freelance. He has been recorded on several albums during his career. He also taught at The Stanford Jazz Workshop for decades before recently retiring.

Sunday Night Jazz with host Larry Reni Thomas on WCOM-FM airs Sundays from 9 pm until 12 midnight. For more information go to: https://wcomfm.og/programs/sunday-night-jazz/

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