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Billy Higgins

Billy Higgins has been played on NTS over 20 times, featured on 25 episodes and was first played on 11 March 2015.

Billy Higgins (October 11, 1936 – May 3, 2001) was an American jazz drummer. He played mainly free jazz and hard bop.

He played on Ornette Coleman's first records, beginning in 1958. Higgins played on such important Coleman albums as Something Else!!!!:The Music of Ornette Coleman (1958), The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959), Free Jazz (1960) and Science Fiction (1971). In 1961 a drug bust stripped Higgins of his cabaret card, prompting him to exit from Coleman's band. He focused on studio…

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Naima
George Coleman, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, Billy Higgins
Timeless Records1976
Naima
George Coleman, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, Billy HigginsTimeless Records1976
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Morning Awakening
Billy Higgins
Riza Records1985
Morning Awakening
Billy HigginsRiza Records1985
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Gospel Tune
Sandy Bull, Billy Higgins
Vanguard1963
Gospel Tune
Sandy Bull, Billy HigginsVanguard1963
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John Coltrane
Billy Higgins
Riza Records1985
John Coltrane
Billy HigginsRiza Records1985
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Naima
Steve Grossman, Cedar Walton, David Williams, Billy Higgins
Red Record1986
Naima
Steve Grossman, Cedar Walton, David Williams, Billy HigginsRed Record1986
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Humility
Billy Higgins
Riza Records1985
Humility
Billy HigginsRiza Records1985
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Carmina Burana Fantasy
Sandy Bull, Billy Higgins
Vanguard1963
Carmina Burana Fantasy
Sandy Bull, Billy HigginsVanguard1963
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WindSong
Sathima Bea Benjamin, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Billy Higgins
Ekapa1985
WindSong
Sathima Bea Benjamin, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Billy HigginsEkapa1985
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Joe's Bolero
Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Billy Higgins
MPS Records1980
Joe's Bolero
Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Billy HigginsMPS Records1980
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Mirror, Mirror
Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Billy Higgins
MPS Records1980
Mirror, Mirror
Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Billy HigginsMPS Records1980
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