Biography
The middle of the three Heath Brothers, Jimmy Heath has a distinctive sound on tenor, is a fluid player on soprano and flute, and a very talented arranger/composer whose originals include C.T.A. and Gingerbread Boy. He was originally an altoist, playing with Howard McGhee during 1947-1948 and the Dizzy Gillespie big band (1949-1950). Called "Little Bird" because of the similarity in his playing to Charlie Parker, Heath switched to tenor in the early '50s. Although out of action for a few years due to "personal problems," Heath wrote for Chet Baker and Art Blakey during 1956-1957. Back in action in 1959, he worked with Miles Davis briefly that year, in addition to Kenny Dorham and Gil Evans, and started a string of impressive recordings for Riverside. In the 1960s, Heath frequently teamed up with Milt Jackson and Art Farmer, and he also worked as an educator and a freelance arranger. During 1975-1982, Jimmy Heath teamed up with brothers Percy and Tootie in the Heath Brothers, and since then has remained active as a saxophonist and writer. In addition to his earlier Riverside dates, Jimmy Heath has recorded as a leader for Cobblestone, Muse, Xanadu, Landmark, and Verve. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi



 
Top Tracks
Videos
Close
Jimmy Heath - Con Alma (Audio)
Jimmy Heath - Picture of Heath (Full Album)
Passing the Torch - Jimmy Heath (10/25/26 - 1/19/20)
All The Things You Are
R.I.P - Jimmy Heath & WDR BIG BAND - Bruh Slim
Jimmy Heath " When Sunny Gets Blue " (1961)
Jimmy Heath - Left Alone (Audio) ft. C├ęcile McLorin Salvant
Download SoundHound
The only App that can give you results through singing and humming search!
You can sing any song from this artist to help SoundHound users find it!