Jimmy Heath Sextet


The Thumper

  • Release Date: 13 May 1994
  • OJCCD-1828-2

Despite early exposure with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, J.J. Johnson, and Kenny Dorham (see OJCCD-113-2), Jimmy Heath had to wait until he was nearly 33 to make his own recording debut as a leader. The Thumper is that debut; and it reveals both a tenor saxophonist of the unashamedly emotional Philadelphia school (like his hometown friends John Coltrane and Benny Golson) and a composer/arranger who invariably fashions fresh melodic and ensemble creations. With brother Albert "T… MORE


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