Sunday, February 20, 2011

2011-0219 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival-1822

Jimmy Heath and Willard Jenkins discuss Jimmy's recently published autobiography "I Walked With Giants." It was supposed to be a book signing as well as discussion, but unfortunately the book did not arrive on time for those who may have wanted Jimmy to sign it. I fortunately had purchased the book prior to the presentation.

Jimmy told stories about folks like John Coltrane and Clifford Brown as well as his brothers and much more. He discussed how he started to arrange and compose and gave insights into that process. Jimmy is such a personable person and Willard is a terrific interviewer so it was a memorable program. I look forward to reading it.

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