Though most knew Paul Ash through his family's famed musical instrument store Sam Ash, New York jazz musician Jimmy Heath remembers him as a man he could always count on for support. Ash -- who died of a heart attack on Feb. 4 at 84 -- ran clubs and concerts with his wife, Nobuko Narita (known as Cobi), so that musicians had the means to pay their bills, and when that wasn't enough, he personally helped pay medical and living expenses.

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