Good lines: dep’t of he who laughs last

87-year-old jazz composer/musician Jimmy Heath on “Weekend Edition”:

WE REPORTER (referencing the fact that Heath played with the likes of Coltrane, Gillespie, Davis): “Jimmy never reached the level of fame achieved by those jazz greats, and that’s OK with him.”

HEATH: “They’re dead. And you become an icon when you’re dead. I’ve always said I’d rather be an acorn and be alive.”

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