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Percy Heath (born April 30, 1923 in Wilmington, North Carolina) was a double bass player, most famous for his 40+ years with the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) in which his melodic inventive and powerful yet sensitive playing were an asset to this innovative jazz group. Heath has also worked with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk.
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