Friday, February 19, 2010

Jimmy Heath's "I Walked With Giants" Book Talk and Today's Temple Bell Tower Cipher

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After the cipher I went to the Paley Library book talk with jazz legend Jimmy Heath. He was promoting his autobiography, I Walked With Giants, printed by Temple University Press. He grew up in Philadelphia, where he played with Sammy Reed in the Uptown Theater band and toured with the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie.

Jimmy performs with his brother, Percy.

Heath performed today with Temple students Danny Janklow (alto), Joe Plowman (bass), and Ian Hooper (guitar) as well as Boyer instructor Terrell Staffer (trumpet).

I should have the full talk loaded to Vimeo by the end of the evening and I'll post an update tomorrow with some of my notes and highlights from the nearly hour long chat.