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Tag: Albert “Tootie” Heath

Wednesday, May 25th

Unfailing clarity, lyricism—how apt to hear him shortly after Mozart.

Sonny Rollins, live (“On Green Dolphin Street,” “St. Thomas,” “Four”), Denmark, 1968*



reading table

dripping from the flower vendor’s
morning dew

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1828 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)


*With Kenny Drew (piano), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass), Albert “Tootie” Heath (drums).

Monday, August 31st

tenor fest
day one

Dexter Gordon (1923-1990), “Blues Up and Down” (G. Ammons, S. Stitt), live, Denmark, 1967*




reading table

Withered grass,
under piling
heat waves.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto

*With Kenny Drew, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Albert “Tootie” Heath, drums.

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