On The Trail

Jimmy Heath Quintet

On The Trail
  • CAT # OJCCD-1854-25

    1. On The Trail 5:04
    2. Cloak And Dagger 4:17
    3. Vanity 4:37
    4. All The Things You Are 5:17
    5. Gingerbread Boy 5:29
    6. I Should Care 3:11
    7. Project S 8:01

The last of tenor saxophonist/composer/arranger Jimmy Heath's six albums for Riverside, On the Trail presents him in the all-star company of pianist Wynton Kelly, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Paul Chambers, and younger brother Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums. Jimmy's primary role here, Dan Morgenstern observes in the liner notes, "is that of a soloist of uncommon warmth and fluency, but his arranger's sense of balance and proportion also makes itself felt." Highlights of this Orrin Keepnews-produced session include the saxophonist's own "Gingerbread Boy" (a minor blues that soon became a staple of the Miles Davis repertoire) and a distinctively loping arrangement of "On the Trail" from Ferde Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite.

with Wynton Kelly, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Albert "Tootie" Heath

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Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the… More