|Photo: Linda Rosier|
Jimmy Heath lived a good long life. He not only composed jazz pieces but also ventured into the classical realm plus wrote an autobiography published in 2010 "I Walked With Giants." To his credit, he always gave his full attention to the music and the audience, to his students, and to people who treated him fairly and honestly. While his presence will certainly be missed, we have his long lifetime of music to enjoy!
Here is Mr. Heath with the WDR Big Band – he was six months shy of his 90th birthday when this was recorded: