- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Columbia FC-37126 (1981)
- Original Album #2: Columbia JC-35816 (1979)
Description by OLDIES.com:
In 1975, bassist Percy Heath left his position with the Modern Jazz Quartet to form The Heath Brothers with Jimmy and Tootie Heath. These two original hard bop albums from the vaults of Columbia also feature Stanley Cowell on piano and Tony Purrone on guitar, as well as famed R&B singer, writer, and producer Mtume (Jimmy Heath's son) as background vocalist. Among the jazz-funk highlights are "Feelin' Dealin'," "Dreamin," and "Use It (Don't Abuse It)."
- 2.Tender Touch
- 3.Ruby, My Dear
- 4.Then What
- 5.Use It (Don't Abuse It)
- 6.No More Weary Blues
- 9.Feelin' Dealin'
- 10.The Voice Of The Saxophone
- 11.Project "S"
- 12.Move To The Groove
- 13.Passion Flower
- 14.A Time And A Place (There's)
2 LPs on 1 CD: EXPRESSIONS OF LIFE (1981)/IN MOTION (1979).
The Heath Brothers: Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone); Percy Heath (bass); Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums).
Additional personnel includes: Stanley Cowell (piano); Tony Purrone (guitar).
Originally released on Columbia.
Liner Note Author: Mort Fega.
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out of print Heath Brothers LPs: Expressions of Life and In Motion, originally issued on Columbia Records in 1981 and 1979, respectively. These 14 tracks feature a combination of mainstream jazz and bop on several original compositions and cover versions of Thelonious Monk's "Ruby, My Dear," Charlie Parker's "Confirmation," and Billy Strayhorn's "Passion Flower." ~ Al Campbell