31 May

Alan Clare – Piano, b.1921 d.1993, London, England

Albert “Tootie” Heath – Drums, b.1935, Philadelphia, PA, he is an American jazz hard bop drummer, the brother of tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath and 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, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Herbie Hancock, 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. Among his many workshop and classroom teaching assignments, Tootie Heath is a regular instructor at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. Tootie Heath is now the producer and leader of The Whole Drum Truth, a jazz drum ensemble featuring Ben Riley, Ed Thigpen, Jackie Williams, Billy Hart, Charlie Persip, Leroy Williams and Louis Hayes.

Billy Mayerl – 1902

Christian McBride – Bass, 1972, Philadelphia, PA

Clint Eastwood – b.1930, Jazz Pianist, TV/Movie Actor, Mayor, Movie Director, Pianist, Jewish, Protestant, b. in San Francisco; Go Ahead, Make My Day!!; Mayor of Carmel-by-the-sea; Rawhide’s Rowdy Yates; Coogan’s Bluff, Dirty Harry, A Fistful of Dollars, Coogan’s Bluff, Unforgiven, In the Line of Fire, The Bridges Of Madison County, True Crime, Space Cowboys, Bloodwork

Dennis David Rose – 1922

Duncan Campbell – 1926

Eddie Thompson – Piano, b.1925 d.1986, London, England

Ejaye Tracey (vocals) – 1946

Eric Revis (bass) – 1967

Full Count Big Band (band/ensemble/orchestra) – 1960

Gene Gifford – Arranger, b.1908 d.1970, Americus, GA

Greg Abate (saxophone) – 1947

Jimmy Shirley – Guitar, b.1913, Union, SC

John Reynolds (trumpet) – 1980

LA Jazz Underground (various) – 1957

Louis Hayes – Drums, b.1937, Detroit, MI

Mario Castronari – Bass, b.1954, Berlin, Germany

Mark Nightingale – 1967

Martin K. Petersen (organ, Hammond B3) – 1974

Marty Ehrlich (reeds) – 1955

Matteo Brancaleoni (vocals) – 1981

Otto “Toby” Hardwick – Alto Sax, 1904 d.1970, Washington, DC, Jazz Performer, of Duke Ellington band

Paulino Da Costa – Percussion, b.1948, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Red Holloway – Alto Sax, b.1927, Helena, AR

Stan Brenders – Piano, Leader, b.1904 d.1969, Brussels, Belgium

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