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  • Jimmy Heath: I Walked with Giants

    January 31, 2011. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    Jimmy Heath

    Jimmy Heath, who I interviewed last Thursday,  is a national treasure; a complete musician, composer,  arranger, and educator.

    A walking encyclopedia of this music, not necessarily because Heath has read all the books… because he IS a book.  He was there, and he’s here, making great music, and inspiring younger musicians to carry the torch proudly.  Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jimmy about his life, his loves and his continuing aspirations to contribute something meaningful to the art of jazz.  Some of it's in this chat, all of it is in his autobiography “I Walked With Giants” from Temple University Press.  Jimmy will do a book signing Saturday, February 5th at 4pm at Bethany Baptist Church, 275 W. Market Street in Newark. - Gary Walker

  • Morning Cup of Jazz 1/31/11

    January 31, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

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    Click the photo for your very own Cup of JazzBid farewell to January with this morning's Morning Cup of Jazz ...

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  • We're on the air tonight in Europe

    January 28, 2011. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

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    A 90-min compilation of our New Year's Eve special airs tonight at 9:30pm GMT on national radio in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden.