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Jimmy Heath: Why Saxophonists Should Know the Lyrics

It’s the birthday of Jimmy Heath, born October 25, 1926: saxophonist, composer and educator extraordinaire. Never one to shy away from opinions, Jimmy Heath uses this blindfold test panel as his platform for expounding on many a great jazz player and singer, and on why lyrics matter to instrumentalists. (Thanks to JazzTimes for the point.)  



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