Eyes of the Masters featuring Drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath | New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
School of Jazz Performance Space, Room I531, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
The Eyes of the Masters series is a special class presented by The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where legendary artists share their experiences, knowledge and insights into the world of music both as an art form and as a career. The classes are free and open to the public.
Albert "Tootie" Heath is an American jazz hard bop drummer, the brother of tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath and the double-bassist Percy Heath. He first recorded in 1957 with John Coltrane. From 1958 to 1974 he worked with, among others, J. J. Johnson, Wes Montgomery, Art Farmer and Benny Golson's Jazztet, Cedar Walton, Bobby Timmons, Kenny Drew, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Herbie Hancock, Friedrich Gulda, Nina Simone, and Yusef Lateef. In 1975, he, Jimmy and Percy formed the Heath Brothers. He remained with the group until 1978, then left to freelance. He has recorded extensively throughout his career.
Also featuring moderator Ethan Iverson.
Ethan Iverson is a pianist, composer, and critic best known for his work in the postmodern jazz trio The Bad Plus,with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King. Prior to the forming of The Bad Plus, Iverson was the musical director for the Mark Morris Dance Group and a student of both Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. He has worked with artists such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Berne, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Lee Konitz, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Paul Motian, Larry Grenadier and Charlie Haden. Iverson writes about jazz and other subjects at length at his blog, Do The Math.
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