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Love Song (2003)

Artist: Percy Heath
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Format: CD
Sku: 60627955
UPC: 725543200327
UPC 14: 00725543200327
Release Date: 2/17/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Love Song, A ~ Percy Heath
2. Watergate Blues ~ Percy Heath
3. Django ~ Percy Heath
4. Century Rag ~ Percy Heath
5. No More Weary Blues ~ Percy Heath
6. Suite For Pop: Prelude / Lament / Rejoice / Celebration ~ Percy Heath
7. Hanna's Mood ~ Percy Heath
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Percy Heath (cello, bass); Jeb Patton (piano); Peter Washington (bass); Tootie Heath (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded in New York, New York on May 1, 2002.
Muze PNote Personnel: Percy Heath (cello); Jeb Patton (piano); Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Recording information: New York, NY (05/01/2002).
Muze PNote Photographer: Carol Friedman.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Percy Heath; Jeb Patton.
Muze PNote One of the most respected bassists active at the beginning of the 21st century, Percy Heath was 79 years old when he finally made his first recording as a leader in 2002 and it was long overdue. With a band that includes his brother Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums, bassist Peter Washington, and a fine young pianist, Jeb Patton, the leader has a few surprises in store. His first track is a poignant original ballad, "A Love Song," which he plays unaccompanied on cello. When the band joins him for an updated treatment of Percy's decades-old "Watergate Blues," he sticks to cello, bringing to mind the genius of an earlier player who doubled on bass and cello with equal skill, Oscar Pettiford. He was so well-versed with John Lewis' beautiful ballad "Django" from having performed it countless times as a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet that he decided to try a different approach. His unaccompanied bass starts the piece, with Tootie's brushwork joining him a bit later, and finally, the pianist as well. "Salute for Pop" is a four-part suite dedicated to the Heaths' father, a moving tribute to a man who sired a jazz dynasty. Sir Roland Hanna's marvelous "Century Rag" (an obscure work that appears on his CD Round Midnight) was arranged by Patton; it opens up considerably when Percy's bass and Tootie's drums make their entrance. Patton, who studied under Hanna, honors his late teacher with a moving, bittersweet tribute called "Hanna's Mood." This brilliant release demands a prompt sequel. ~ Ken Dryden

Producer: Andy Collins; Andy "Bike" Collins; Percy Heath

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Albert "Tootie" Heath

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/17/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 2003
Music Label Name Label : Daddy Jazz Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00725543200327

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Heath,Percy
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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