The Jazz Show Episode October 25, 2010

Broadcast on 25-Oct-2010

9:00pm - 12:00am

Today (October 25,2010), tenor saxophonist/composer/arranger turns 84. Tonight's Feature is an award winning album that has Jimmy playing his tenor saxophone and having his compositions played by a big band. "Little Man, Big Band" is the title and it's a great tribute to this living link to one of the most important periods in Jazz History. Jimmy Heath is the middle brother of the famous Philadelphia Heaths. His older brother was the late great bassist Percy and his younger brother is the fabulous drummer, Albert (Tootie) Heath. Jimmy is one of the major voices of the tenor saxophone. He also plays flute and soprano saxophone. He is equally famous for his many compositions like "For Minors Only", "Gingerbread Boy", "CTA", "Picture of Heath" etc. that have become Jazz standards. His writing and arranging for big bands is also part of his immense talent. We'll hear all of this on tonight's Feature with this specially assembled big band led by Jimmy. Happy 84th Mr. Heath....your music is forever!

Track Listing:

The Apple Jam
Count Basie · Basie Jam Aug. 1953
Jive At Five
Zoot Sims · Down Home with Zoot
bill bailey
Doggin' Around
Blues Suite in Four
Bob Brookmeyer · Portrait of the Artist
These Foolish Things
Chris Bennett · Sail Away
Sail Away
All For Naught
For Minors Only
Jimmy Heath · Picture of Heath
Trane Connections
Jimmy Heath · Little Man, Big Band
Two Friends
The Voice of the
Forever Sonny
Ellington's Strayhorn
Gingerbread Boy