Albert “Tootie” Heath

Written by user on October 5, 2015

(Albert “Tootie” Heath; Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

2015 marked the 80th birthday of the legendary drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath. Part of a highly musical family (his brothers–Jimmy Heath and Percy Heath–have been some of the most influential artists in Jazz on saxophone and bass respectively), Tootie has graced some of the art form’s most esteemed records, and has worked with a veritable Who’s Who of Jazz.

Earlier, he joined us for an in-depth oral history, in which we discussed his life and music. …

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