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Jimmy Heath All-Stars - 1972

I am still trying to figure out why my Jazz Set video clips have been posting out of sync via YouTube, so I processed this one via DivShare, which I have been using for audio.  It appears to be in sync, although I have to work on eliminating the stretch. Please post a comment to let me know what you think and whether or not I need to return to the drawing board. 

As I lamented in a previous post, I did not have the foresight to have copies of these shows made for myself, so I haphazardly recorded some them off the air on my Sony U-matic machine. Unfortunately, I taped this episode using a timer that turned out to be a late starter, so it kicked in at the tail end of Jimmy Heath's first solo. Sorry about that, but who knew that we would eventually be able to share this stuff with the world, right from our own home? The good news is that the selections that followed, as well as the brief interview, were preserved intact.

Here, with a clipped opening, are the first two selections. The personnel comprises Jimmy Heath, tenor sax, Curtis Fuller, trombone, Kenny Barron, piano, Herbie Lewis, bass, Jimmy's brother, Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums, and his son, Mtume, on congas.