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John Heard

John Heard has worked almost constantly in the jazz world, for over four decades appearing on over 150 albums and working with Benny Carter, Rashan Roland Kirk, Hampton Hawes, Tete Montoliu, Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, the Gerald Wilson Big Band, Freddie Hubbard, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Milt Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Ahmad Jamal, Kenny Burrell, the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabakin Big Band, the Louis Bellson Big Band, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Art Pepper, George Cables, Harold Land, Frank Morgan, Dexter Gordon, Pharaoh Sanders and others.

John is an accomplished jazz bassist and visual artist whose works display a mastery of form and improvisation.

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Jazz Composer’s Songbook
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Billy Taylor Billy Taylor
Frank Foster Frank Foster
Sam Jones Sam Jones
bass, acoustic
Tubby Hayes Tubby Hayes
Ed Thigpen Ed Thigpen
Ricky Ford Ricky Ford
sax, tenor
Larry Gales Larry Gales
bass, acoustic
Art Davis Art Davis
bass, acoustic
John Clayton John Clayton
bass, acoustic
Butch Miles Butch Miles
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