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Jimmy Heath

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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. During World War II, Heath was rejected for the draft for being under the weight limit. From late 1945 through most of 1946 he performed with the Nat Towles band. In 1946 he formed his own band, which was a fixture on the Philly jazz scene until 1949. John Coltrane was one of four saxophonists in this band, which played gigs with Charlie Parker and also at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Although Heath recalls that the band recorded a few demos on acetate, it never released any recordings, and its arrangements were lost at a Chicago...

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Discography

  • Swamp Seed, 1997
  • Jam Gems "Live" at the Left Bank, 2005
  • The Time and the Place, 1994
  • All Members, 1961
  • On the Trail, 1997
  • Triple Threat, 2006
  • New Picture, 1985
  • Picture of Heath, 1998
  • Love and Understanding, 1974
  • The Thumper, 2007
  • Little Man Big Band, 1992
  • The Quota, 2007
  • The Gap Sealer, 1972

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