Tenor sax man Jimmy Heath is 86 today! His brother Percy Heath plays the bass and Albert “Tootie” Heath plays the drums. I saw Tootie Heath at a program called Jazz Camp West a few years back.
Jimmy Heath played with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, and many more great musicians. He grew up in Philadelphia in a time that was filled with amazing music and musicians there.
Jimmy Heath actually wrote an autobiography and it’s is pretty good. Check it out!