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Steve H-41Multi-reedman Steve Heckman has played with trumpeters Eddie Henderson, Howard McGhee, Chet Baker, and Tom Harrell; trombonist Roswell Rudd; pianists Andrew Hill, Benny Green, Jessica Williams, Jim McNeely, and George Cables; guitarists John Abercrombie, Cal Collins, Mimi Fox, and Bruce Foreman; drummers Jimmy Cobb, Eddie Moore, Donald Bailey and Pete Escovedo; and vocalists Jackie Ryan, Madeline Eastman, Kellye Gray, to name a few. He has been praised by saxophonists including Stan Getz, Charles Lloyd, and Pharoah Sanders. His previous CD’s (“With John in Mind” and “Live at Yoshi’s”) received international praise, the latter being chosen by the San Francisco Chronicle as 1 of the 10 best albums by a Bay Area jazz musician. Tim Price (Saxophone Journal) wrote: “This is a kick-ass saxophonist with finesse… Heckman’s sound on tenor is world-class.” Steve’s 3rd CD, “Born to Be Blue” (Jazzed Media) hit #19 on the Jazz Week charts and was on the charts for 12 weeks. His 4th CD, “Search for Peace” (also on Jazzed Media), featuring the same stellar cast of players as “Born to be Blue” (Howard Alden, Matt Clark, Marcus Shelby, and Akira Tana) is already “chart-bound” after only 2 weeks since its release.     Print Version

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