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Altadena

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Page added Mar 10, 2017 Updated Mar 16, 2017

Hear a recent recording from pianist Richard Sears, who pays tribute to the legendary drummer Albert 'Tootie' Heath on a new suite.

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Altadena was a suite commissioned by the Los Angeles Jazz Society in 2013, composed by pianist Richard Sears. It recognises the legacy of drummer Albert 'Tootie' Heath, who worked with icons including John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Barron and others. Heath - who is now in his 80s - joins Sears' sextet on the drum kit, and we'll hear two parts of the recording on this episode.

Also on the show, a new live album from Sydney bassist Brendan Clarke, alongside US drummer Joe Farnsworth. Plus classic recordings by Sonny Rollins, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.

Presented by Mal Stanley
Image: Richard Sears' Website
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Mar 11, 2017. 5:00pm - 6:50pm
Mar 14, 2017. 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Mar 14, 2017. 9:00pm - 10:50pm

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On Mar 14, 2017. 5:12pm

Hello Barry..I try and balance what to give gig info about given that Jazztrack is a national program and many of the venues provide listings /schedules or have websites with that info …but thanks for letting us know of these others....I'll investigate..
Details of upcoming gigs for possible inclusion can also be emailed to me via: jazztrack@abc.net.au

Mal Stanley

On Mar 12, 2017. 1:19pm
Anonymous said

I am a regular listener of Jazztrack and follow the Sydney Jazz scene.
I enjoy Jazztrack , it offers a great service to music lovers and Mal Stanley provides valuable commentary.

However, I have often wondered why certain Sydney venues are promoted and other top rate venues fail to get a mention on the Jazztrack program.

Venue 505, Foundary616 and Seymour Sound Lounge benefit from frequent mention on the program.
Other top rate spots such as B.E.D., in Glebe and Low302 Darlinghurst, to my knowledge are not promoted.

Is there a reason for this. Both of these venues, and the musicians and personalities associated with them, make a valuable contribution to Sydney's jazz culture.

Barry Handley

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