- Released: May 6, 1998
- Label: OJC
- 2.Bruh Slim
- 4.Dew and Mud
- 5.Make Someone Happy
- 6.The More I See You
Personnel: Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Julius Watkins (French horn); Cedar Walton (piano); Percy Heath (bass); Albert "Tootie" Heat (drums).
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York, New York on January 4 & 17, 1962. Originally released on Riverside (9400). Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1998, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Jimmy Heath (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Julius Watkins (French horn); Cedar Walton (piano); Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Recording information: Plaza Sound Studios, New York, NY (01/04/1962/01/17/1962).
Photographer: Steve Shapiro.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Freddie Hubbard; Julius Watkins; Albert "Tootie" Heath; Percy Heath; Cedar Walton.
Jimmy Heath has long been at least a triple threat as a musician (tenor, flute and soprano), arranger and composer. On this 1998 CD reissue, Heath sticks to tenor, performing "Make Someone Happy" and "The More I See You' while joined by pianist Cedar Walton and his two brothers, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. The other five numbers consist of four of his originals (best-known is "Gemini") plus a reworking of the ballad "Goodbye." For these selections, the quartet is augmented by young trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (who takes a few fiery solos) and Julius Watkins on French horn. The arrangements of Heath uplift the straightahead music and make each selection seem a bit special. ~ Scott Yanow