Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the legendary Orrin Keepnews.
Jimmy Heath has been at the forefront of modern jazz for almost 50 years. The middle brother of the illustrious Heaths, Jimmy (b. 1926) is a triple threat as saxophonist-composer-arranger. On this, his second Riverside date as a leader, Jimmy's ten-piece band was not, of course, really big—but his expert writing and arranging made the flexible ensemble sound bigger. And there were some really big talents here: in addition to the Heaths (as far as we can tell, it was their first time together in the studio), there was another great brother team—the Adderleys—plus such standouts as Clark Terry, Tommy Flanagan, Cedar Walton, and trombonistarranger Tom McIntosh. Now a distinguished music educator as well as performerwriter, Jimmy Heath is among the most respected of improvising artists.
· Bonus Track (previously unissued!): Nails [take 1] · Features Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Cedar Walton, Tommy Flanagan, Percy Heath, Albert “Tootie” Heath, and others