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Ethan Iverson: "Oscar Peterson famously said that Bud [Powell] played just too many wrong notes. He was really critical of Bud as a player, which I think is not right." - (DownBeat March 2021)

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'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

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12,557 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 276 of them this year alone and, so far, 127 this month (Feb. 28).

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Tim Hegarty Quartet live streaming from Small's, NYC - Feb. 11

Tim Hegarty (tenor sax); Charlie Sigler (guitar); Dishan Harper (double bass); Winard Harper (drums)

Saxophonist Tim Hegarty has been on the New York scene for thirty years. An MA from Queen's College under the guidance of Jimmy Heath and Donald Byrd, gigs with Gil Evans and the Mingus Big Band, working with Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Carmen McRae and many others, Hegarty's cv is as good as any. This evening's set from Small's presented Hegarty's quartet which included drummer Winard Harper. 

Hegarty played tenor sax, and, as on previous sessions from the Greenwich Village venue, the horn player wasn't on a mic. No doubt this is fine if you're lucky enough to be sitting close up in the smallest of rooms, listening online is another matter! A couple of tunes by Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess' Once is Not Enough with guitarist Charlie Sigler swinging the blues, Sigler again on Larry Willis' To Wisdom, the Prize, this quartet gig was well worth catching. 

Ronnell Bright's Sweet Pumpkin was rudely interrupted by a bout of internet buffering. Service resumed with the great Winard Harper swiping brushes all over his compact kit with nephew Dishan Harper holding it down on bass. A cookin' Far Away Lands (comp. J. Heath) concluded an excellent set.  
Russell

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