Tootie Time

Tonight at the Falcon, we had some really nice special guests in the audience.

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(Cameron Brown, me, Tootie Heath, Ben Street, Adam Nussbaum)

Cameron told me that his first time playing with Tootie was when Cameron was 19, with George Russell’s sextet, documented on Sextet at Beethoven Hall. That reminded me that when I was 19 or 20, I played with Cameron backing the Kim Kalesti/Marion Cowings vocal duo. Winard Harper was the drummer. (I couldn’t believe I had just moved to New York and was playing with people I had heard on records.)