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Bill Heid: Wet Streets

Until now, Bill Heid is perhaps most famous for his listing in the Guinness Book of World Records for the miles hitch-hiked (400,000, over thirty years). But while hitchhiking, Bill plied his trade as a soulful jazz and blues organist, and the experience bred on this road (together with his Pittsburgh jazz roots) makes Bill one of the more exciting jazz B-3 players now making noise today.

Heid now has three recent recordings out (this being the third). Wet Streets especially showcases Bill’s fine qualities; he displays tremendous chops, an inherent soulful feel, and an intelligence and sophisticated attack in this music.

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