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James Edward Heath (born October 25, 1926), nicknamed Little Bird, is an American jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger. He is the brother of bassist Percy Heath and drummer Albert Heath. Biography: Heath originally played alto saxophone, but, after the influence of Charlie Parker on his work for Howard McGhee and Dizzy Gillespie in the late 1940s, he earned the nickname "Little Bird" (Parker's nickname was "Bird") and he switched to tenor saxophone. He briefly joined Miles Davis's group in 1959, replacing John Coltrane, and also worked with Kenny Dorham and Gil Evans. Heath recorded extensively as leader and sideman. During the 1960s, he frequently worked with Milt Jackson and Art Farmer. In 1975, he and his brothers formed the Heath Brothers, also featuring pianist Stanley Cowell. Heath composed most of the 1956 Chet Baker and Art Pepper album Playboys. In the 1980s, Heath joined the faculty of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in the City University of New...
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- Swamp Seed, 1997
- The Time and the Place, 1994
- On the Trail, 1997
- Triple Threat, 2006
- New Picture, 1985
- Picture of Heath, 1998
- Love and Understanding, 1974
- The Thumper, 2007
- The Quota, 2007
- The Gap Sealer, 1972
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