Jimmy Heath

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by Jimmy Heath

Biography

James Edward Heath, 25 October 1926, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The most versatile of the Heath brothers, saxophonist Jimmy joined the Howard McGhee band in 1947 with his older brother Percy Heath. Towards the end of the 40s he worked with Dizzy Gillespie, playing alto saxophone in small and big bands. Stylistically, Heath’s playing was broader and more personalized when he began playing tenor, a change which also helped him to throw off a tendency to follow too closely in the... Read more

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jazz
saxophone
hard bop
post-bop
70s
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