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Eddie Heywood

An extremely talented pianist, Eddie Heywood’s arrangement of Cole Porter's ''Begin the Beguine'' made his sextet one of the most popular jazz groups of the 1940’s. He also wrote the standard “Canadian Sunset,” in the 1950’s to add to his impressive resume.

Heywood received his first piano lessons from his father, also named Eddie, who was a well-known band leader in the 20s. Heywood joined his father, playing piano in the pit band at an Atlanta theatre. He also accompanied singers, including Bessie Smith, and thereafter worked in various small jazz groups, including those led by Wayman Carver, Benny Carter and Don Redman.

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Albums

Canadian Sunset
Canadian Sunset
Collectables
2001
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Repertoire Records
1990
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Today
Repertoire Records
1983
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Soft Summer Breeze
Repertoire Records
1968
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An Affair To Remember
Repertoire Records
1966
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Canadian Sunset
Repertoire Records
1963
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Videos

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