From The Washington Post obituary on jazz sax player, Jimmy Heath who died January 19:
“When he walks into a room,” trumpeter and bandleader Wynton Marsalis once said of Jimmy Heath, “jazz history is made.”
Not only was Mr. Heath one of the most accomplished saxophonists and composers of his time, but he was recognized as living link
to a dynamic period of jazz innovation, as someone who worked alongside
Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane and other musical innovators of the
1940s and ’50s.