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Jimmy Heath

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Jimmy Heath

Jimmy Heath has been played on NTS shows including Jazzman, with Far Away Lands first played on 4 November 2014.

James Edward Heath (born October 25, 1926), nicknamed Little Bird, is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, and the brother of bassist Percy Heath and drummer Tootie Heath. He originally played alto saxophone, but after the influence of Charlie Parker on his work for Howard McGhee and Dizzy Gillespie in the late 1940s earned him the nickname Little Bird (Parker's nickname was Bird), he switched to tenor. He was out of music for several years in the 1950s, returning to work with Miles Davis in 1959, then…

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Gemini
Jimmy Heath
Muse Records1973
Gemini
Jimmy HeathMuse Records1973
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Far Away Lands
Jimmy Heath
Muse Records1973
Far Away Lands
Jimmy HeathMuse Records1973
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Alkebu-Lan (Land Of The Blacks)
Jimmy Heath
Cobblestone1972
Alkebu-Lan (Land Of The Blacks)
Jimmy HeathCobblestone1972
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Smilin' Billy Suite
The Heath Brothers, Albert, Jimmy, Percy, Stanley Cowell
Strata-East1976
Smilin' Billy Suite
The Heath Brothers, Albert, Jimmy, Percy, Stanley CowellStrata-East1976
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The Hearing
Don Sleet, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter
Jazzland1961
The Hearing
Don Sleet, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Ron CarterJazzland1961
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