The Jazz Session #193: Jimmy Amadie

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Jimmy Amadie
Pianist Jimmy Amadie has recorded seven albums, despite being able to play for just a couple hours every few months as a result of severe problems with his hands. On his most recent record, Kindred Spirits (TP Recordings, 2010), Amadie is joined by Lee Konitz
Lee Konitz
Lee Konitz
b.1927
sax, alto
, Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano
b.1952
saxophone
and Lew Tabackin
Lew Tabackin
Lew Tabackin
b.1940
sax, tenor
, among others. In this interview, Amadie talks about the long road back to playing; his subsequent battle with cancer; and his desire to have his music judged against the master musicians of the genre.


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