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Tribute to Percy Heath Planned

A tribute to bassist Percy Heath, who died April 28 at age 81 (see related story Bassist Percy Heath Dies), will be held next Friday, June 10 in New York. From 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., the Abyssian Baptist Church at 132 W 138 St. will open their doors to those who wish to pay their respects the legendary bassist.

The services will be presided over by Rev. Calvin O. Butts III. Some of the scheduled speakers and performers include brothers Jimmy and Tootie Heath; Tony Purrone; Christian McBride; Clark Terry; Barry Harris; Mtume; Stanley Crouch; Ira Gitler; Gary Giddins; Barry Harris; Bill Cosby; Billy Taylor; Hank Jones; Cedar Walton; Randy Weston; and Christian McBride

More information regarding the location of the tribute is available by calling the church at (212) 862-7474.

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