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"Where Summertime Means Jazz" - The New York Times

Date Posted: Aug 5, 2011
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July 29, 2011 -- by Philip Lutz ...Leading the big-band charge this year will be the saxophonist Jimmy Heath, 84, a bebop stalwart who cut his teeth as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's band in the 1940s...Mr. Heath will front a 16-piece orchestra at Litchfield...Mr. Heath said his writing had evolved since the early days, but acknowledged that the evolution had been limited.
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Posted by: lturner
His set at Litchfield, he said, will stay grounded in straightforward originals, like "Gingerbread Boy" and "Gemini." Even his newer tunes, like "A Sound for Sore Ears," whose vamp offers a nod to the contemporary, do not stray far from his bebop roots. "I'm not going to fly off into space," he said.

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Date Posted: Aug 5, 2011