The Thumper

Jimmy Heath Sextet

The Thumper
  • CAT # OJCCD-1828-25

    1. For Minors Only 4:53
    2. Who Needs It? 5:35
    3. Don't You Know I Care 4:57
    4. Two Tees 4:14
    5. The Thumper 4:01
    6. New Keep 4:11
    7. For All We Know 4:29
    8. I Can Make You Love 3:27
    9. Nice People 3:53

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 "Tootie" Heath on drums and four other all-stars, Jimmy performs a program of five originals (including the classic "For Minors Only") and four complementary pieces that set the pattern for subsequent Riverside albums and the inspired music he continues to create in the Nineties.

with Nat Adderley, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Albert "Tootie" Heath

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