Jimmy Heath Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: November 27, 1959
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Nat Adderley (c), Curtis Fuller (tb), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.     Nice People - 3:52  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-314 — The Thumper   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 6006-2 — Nice People   (1992)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1828-2 — The Thumper   
b.     For Minors Only - 4:53  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-314 — The Thumper   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1828-2 — The Thumper   
c.    alt Who Needs It?  (Wynton Kelly) / arr: Jimmy Heath

CD issue gives date as September 1959.


Date: November 30, 1959
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Nat Adderley (c), Curtis Fuller (tb), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.     Two Tees - 4:14  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-314 — The Thumper   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1828-2 — The Thumper   
b.     The Thumper - 4:01  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-314 — The Thumper   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1828-2 — The Thumper   
c.    alt New Keep  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath

CD issue gives date as September 1959.


Date: December 7, 1959
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Nat Adderley (c), Curtis Fuller (tb), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.     For All We Know - 4:35  (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
b.     I Can Make You Love Me - 3:27  (Peter DeRose, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
c.     Don't You Know I Care - 5:02  (Duke Ellington, Mack David)
d.     Who Needs It? - 5:35  (Wynton Kelly) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 6006-2 — Nice People   (1992)
e.     New Keep - 4:11  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-314 — The Thumper   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1828-2 — The Thumper   

Nat Adderley (c) on a, d-e; Curtis Fuller (tb) on a, d-e.

CD issue gives date as September 1959.


Date: June 24, 1960
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (as), Jimmy Heath (ts), Pat Patrick (bar), Clark Terry (t), Nat Adderley (c), Richard Berg (frh), Tom McIntosh (tb), Tommy Flanagan (p), Percy Heath (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.     Big "P" - 3:53  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
b.     Old Fashioned Fun - 4:34  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
c.     On Green Dolphin Street - 4:42  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington) / arr: Jimmy Heath
All titles on:      Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-333 — Really Big!   
     Riverside CD: RCD 30185-2 — Really Big!   (2007)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1799-2 — Really Big!   

Date: June 28, 1960
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (as), Jimmy Heath (ts), Pat Patrick (bar), Clark Terry (t), Nat Adderley (c), Richard Berg (frh), Tom McIntosh (tb), Cedar Walton (p), Percy Heath (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. tk 1   alt Nails - 4:47  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
b.     Nails - 4:48  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-333 — Really Big!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1799-2 — Really Big!   
c.     Dat Dere - 4:24  (Bobby Timmons) / arr: Tom McIntosh
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-333 — Really Big!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1799-2 — Really Big!   
d.     Mona's Mood - 4:53  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-333 — Really Big!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1799-2 — Really Big!   
e.     The Picture Of Heath - 4:30  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Tom McIntosh
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-333 — Really Big!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 6006-2 — Nice People   (1992)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1799-2 — Really Big!   
f.     My Ideal - 4:10  (Newell Chase, Leo Robin, Richard Whiting) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-333 — Really Big!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1799-2 — Really Big!   
All titles on:      Riverside CD: RCD 30185-2 — Really Big!   (2007)

Date: April 14, 1961
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Freddie Hubbard (t), Julius Watkins (frh), Cedar Walton (p), Percy Heath (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. a-01    The Quota - 5:04  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
b. a-02    Lowland Lullaby - 4:32  (Traditional) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 6006-2 — Nice People   (1992)
c. a-03    Thinking Of You - 5:04  (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) / arr: Jimmy Heath
d. a-04    Bells And Horns - 4:51  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
e. b-01    Down Shift - 5:43  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 6006-2 — Nice People   (1992)
f. b-02    When Sunny Gets Blue - 6:27  (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
g. b-03    Funny Time - 6:21  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP 372 — The Quota   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1871-2 — The Quota   (1995)

Lord gives date as April 14 & 20, 1961.


Date: January 4, 1962
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Freddie Hubbard (t), Julius Watkins (frh), Cedar Walton (p), Percy Heath (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.     Gemini - 6:09  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
b.     Bruh Slim - 5:16  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
c.     Goodbye - 7:04  (Gordon Jenkins) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 6006-2 — Nice People   (1992)
d.     Dew And Mud - 5:01  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 6006-2 — Nice People   (1992)
e.     Prospecting - 5:40  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-400 — Triple Threat   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1909-2 — Triple Threat   

Date: January 17, 1962
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Percy Heath (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.     Make Someone Happy - 3:41  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
b.     The More I See You - 4:18  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
Both titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-400 — Triple Threat   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1909-2 — Triple Threat   

Some sources erroneously list Freddie Hubbard and Julius Watkins on this session.


Date: November 17, 1962
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jimmy Heath, Lee Morgan (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Lee Morgan (t), Barry Harris (p), James 'Spanky' DeBrest (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. 01    Bruh Slim - 9:50  (Jimmy Heath)
b. 02    Bluesville - 11:45  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
c. 03    All Members - 6:00  (Jimmy Heath)
All titles on:      Fresh Sound CD: FSCD 1024 — We Remember You   (1991)

Date: March 11, 1963
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Donald Byrd (t), Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins (frh), Don Butterfield (tu), Herbie Hancock (p), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d)

a.     More Than You Know - 5:09  (Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose) / arr: Jimmy Heath
b.     D Waltz - 6:33  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
c.     Just In Time - 5:28  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
d.     Wall To Wall - 5:27  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 6006-2 — Nice People   (1992)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-465 — Swamp Seed   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1904-2 — Swamp Seed   

Date: May 28, 1963
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Donald Byrd (t), Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins (frh), Don Butterfield (tu), Harold Mabern, Jr. (p), Percy Heath (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.     Six Steps - 4:49  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
b.     Nutty - 4:05  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Jimmy Heath
c.     Swamp Seed - 5:19  (Percy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 6006-2 — Nice People   (1992)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-465 — Swamp Seed   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1904-2 — Swamp Seed   

CD issue gives date as March 11, 1963 but that session was with different rhythm section.


Date: July 1963
Location: New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Ronnie Mathews (p), Larry Ridley (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: Spring 1964
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Kenny Burrell (g), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. a-01    On The Trail - 5:04  (Ferde Grofe) / arr: Donald Byrd
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
b. a-02    Cloak And Dagger - 4:17  (Jimmy Heath)
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
c. a-03    Vanity - 4:37  (Bernard Bierman, Jack Manus, Guy Wood)
d. a-04    All The Things You Are - 5:19  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 6006-2 — Nice People   (1992)
e. b-01    Gingerbread Boy - 5:29  (Jimmy Heath)
     Milestone LP 12": M 47025 — Fast Company   (1975)
f. b-02    I Should Care - 5:13  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
g. b-03    Project S - 8:01  (Jimmy Heath)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP 486 — On The Trail   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1854-2 — On The Trail   (1994)

e. misspelled as Gingerbread Box on issues.


Date: March 14, 1965
Location: Madison Club, Baltimore, MD
Label: [private recording]

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (as, ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Gus Simms (p), Wilbur Little (b), Bertell Knox (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Charlie Parker Memorial concert presented by the Left Bank Jazz Society.


Date: April 25, 1965
Location: Morgan State College, Murphy Fine Arts Center, Baltimore, MD
Label: [private recording]

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Jimmy Heath (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Kenny Dorham (t), Cedar Walton (p), Reggie Workman (b), Roy Brooks (d)

a. 01    On Green Dolphin Street  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
b. 02    Pensativa  (Clare Fischer)
c. 03    Sophisticated Lady  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
d. 04    Bluesville  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
e. 05    Gingerbread Boy - 14:50  (Jimmy Heath)
f. 06    Be My Love  (Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn)
g. 06    When Sunny Gets Blue - 12:10  (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal)
h. 07    Project S - 19:00  (Jimmy Heath)

c;   f, g performed as medleys.

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as) on a, d-e, h; Jimmy Heath (ts) on a, d-e, g-h; Pepper Adams (bar) on a, c-e, h; Kenny Dorham (t) on a-b, d-f, h.

Concert presented by the Left Bank Jazz Society.

Location needs confirmation. Down Beat 6 May 1965 p.41 states "The society plans to present the Wynton Kelly Trio at Morgan State College, located in Baltimore, on April 25." Other sources suggest location as the Famous Ballroom or the Madison Club.

"Sophisticated Lady" is the second part of a medley. First part is an unidentified title featuring Kyner.


Date: June 13, 1965
Location: Famous Ballroom, Baltimore, MD
Label: [private recording]

Jimmy Heath, Freddie Hubbard (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Freddie Hubbard (t), Gus Simms (p), Wilbur Little (b), Bertell Knox (d)

a.     All Members - 5:34  (Jimmy Heath)
b.     Bluesville - 9:55  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
c.     Lover Man - 12:05  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
d.     What Is This Thing Called Love - 14:04  (Cole Porter)
e.     Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes] - 17:35  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
All titles on:      Label M CD: 495719 — Jam Gems - Live At The Left Bank   (2000)

Date: March 1, 1972
Location: Bell Sound Studio, New York City
Label: Cobblestone

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (f, ss, ts), Kenny Barron (p, ep), Bob Cranshaw (eb), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d), James Mtume Foreman (cga, per)

a. a-01    Heritage Hum - 7:45  (Jimmy Heath)
b. a-02    Invitation - 5:41  (Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster)
c. a-03    A Sound For Sore Ears - 7:16  (Jimmy Heath)
d. b-01    Gap Sealer - 7:25  (Jimmy Heath)
e. b-02    Angel Man - 7:14  (Jimmy Heath)
     PHo CD: 8004 — Coolin' - A Soul Jazz Journey   (1996)
f. b-03    Alkebu-Lan (Land Of The Blacks) - 7:27  (James Mtume Foreman)
All titles on:      Cobblestone LP 12": CST 9012 — The Gap Sealer   (1972)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5138 — Jimmy   (1979)

Jimmy Heath (f) on e; (ss) on b, d; (ts) on a, c-d, f; Kenny Barron (p) on b, f; (ep) on a, c-e.


Date: June 11, 1973
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Muse

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (f, ss, ts), Curtis Fuller (tb), Stanley Cowell (p, ep), Bob Cranshaw (eb), Billy Higgins (d, tam), Muneer Abdul Fataah [aka Bernard Fennell] (vc)

a. a-01    One For Juan - 7:03  (Jimmy Heath)
b. a-02    In A Sentimental Mood - 5:07  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
c. a-03    Heads Up! Feet Down! - 7:11  (Jimmy Heath)
d. b-01    Far Away Lands - 5:03  (Jimmy Heath)
e. b-02    Smilin' Billy - 5:48  (Jimmy Heath)
f. b-03    Gemini - 7:51  (Jimmy Heath)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5028 — Love And Understanding   
     Xanadu CD: XCD 1231 — Love And Understanding   

c. listed as Hands Up! Feet Down!


Date: June 24, 1974
Label: [private recording]

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (f, ss, as, ts, v), Curtis Fuller (tb, v), Pat Martino (g), Stanley Cowell (p, kal), Sam Jones (b), Billy Higgins (d), James Mtume Foreman (cga, per)

a. 01    The Time And The Place - 9:34  (Jimmy Heath)
     32 Jazz CD: 32096 — The Professor   (1998)
b. 02    The Voice Of The Saxophone - 6:11  (Jimmy Heath)
     32 Jazz CD: 32096 — The Professor   (1998)
c. 03    No End - 7:06  (Kenny Dorham)
     32 Jazz CD: 32096 — The Professor   (1998)
d. 04    13th House - 9:04  (Jimmy Heath)
e. 05    Fau-Lu - 8:07  (Jimmy Heath)
f. 06    Studio Style - 4:49  (Jimmy Heath)
All titles on:      Landmark CD: LCD 1538-2 — The Time And The Place   (1994)

Curtis Fuller (v) on c; Jimmy Heath (v) on c.


Date: September 22, 1975
Location: New York City
Label: Xanadu

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ss, ts), Barry Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. a-01    For Minors Only - 7:23  (Jimmy Heath)
b. a-02    Body And Soul - 7:24  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
c. a-03    The Picture Of Heath - 5:59  (Jimmy Heath)
d. b-01    Bruh Slim - 8:58  (Jimmy Heath)
e. b-02    All Members - 5:12  (Jimmy Heath)
f. b-03    C.T.A. - 5:12  (Jimmy Heath)
     Xanadu LP 12": 5001 — Four Decades Of Jazz: A Musical History Of Xanadu   (1978)
All titles on:      Xanadu LP 12": 118 — Picture Of Heath   
     Prevue CD: CD PR 2 — Picture Of Heath   

Date: June 18 & 20, 1985
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Landmark

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ss, ts), John Clark, Bobby Routch (frh), Benny Powell (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Tony Purrone (g), Rufus Reid (b), Al Foster (d)

a. a-01    New Picture - 5:00  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     32 Jazz CD: 32096 — The Professor   (1998)
b. a-02    Lush Life - 8:06  (Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Jimmy Heath
c. a-03    Changes - 5:59  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
d. b-01    Keep Love Alive - 5:21  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
e. b-02    Dewey Square - 4:05  (Charlie Parker) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     32 Jazz CD: 32096 — The Professor   (1998)
f. b-03    Sophisticated Lady - 6:44  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills) / arr: Jimmy Heath
     32 Jazz CD: 32096 — The Professor   (1998)
g. b-04    Togetherness - 5:10  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
All titles on:      Landmark CD: LCD 1506-2 — New Picture   

John Clark (frh) on b, d, f; Bobby Routch (frh) on b, d, f; Benny Powell (tb) on b, d, f; Howard Johnson (tu) on b, d, f.


Date: February 17 & 18, 1987
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Landmark

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ss, as, ts), Tom Williams (t, fh), Tony Purrone (g), Larry Willis (p), Stafford James (b), Akira Tana (d)

a. a-01    Trane Connections - 7:22  (Jimmy Heath)
b. a-02    Song For Ben Webster - 6:13  (Ernie Wilkins)
     32 Jazz CD: 32096 — The Professor   (1998)
c. a-03    You Can See - 6:57  (Monty Alexander)
d. b-01    Ellington's Stray Horn - 6:26  (Jimmy Heath)
e. b-02    Forever Sonny - 7:58  (Jimmy Heath)
     32 Jazz CD: 32096 — The Professor   (1998)
f. b-03    I Waited For You - 6:38  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie)
All titles on:      Landmark LP 12": LLP 1514 — Peer Pleasure   (1987)
     Landmark CD: LCD 1514-2 — Peer Pleasure   (1987)

Jimmy Heath (ss) on f; (as) on c-d; (ts) on a-b, e; Tom Williams (t) on a, e; (fh) on c; Larry Willis (p) on a-c, e.


Date: September 13, 1987
Location: Manila, Philippines
Label: [private recording]

Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Slide Hampton (tb), Kenny Burrell (g), Monty Alexander (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    You Can See - 16:59  (Monty Alexander)
b. 02    Hot House - 6:27  (Tadd Dameron)

Date: October 1, 1988
Location: University Ballroom, Catonsville, MD
Label: [private recording]

Jimmy Heath, Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Jimmy Heath (ts), Tom Williams (t), Hank Jones (p), Rufus Reid (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. I - 01    Lady Bird  (Tadd Dameron)
b. I - 02    On Green Dolphin Street  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
c. I - 03    What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
d. I - 04    'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
e. I - 05    Oleo  (Sonny Rollins)
f. II - 01    Confirmation  (Charlie Parker)
g. II - 02    Star Eyes  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
h. II - 03    Lover Man  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
i. II - 04    Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd]  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
j. II - 05    A Night In Tunisia  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)

Date: July 2, 1989
Location: Skeppsholmen, Sweden
Label: [private recording]

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Tony Purrone (g), Ben Brown (b), Akira Tana (d)

a. 01    Invitation - 10:31  (Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster)
b. 02    Gingerbread Boy - 6:50  (Jimmy Heath)
c. 03    Lover Man - 8:23  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
d. 04    Hi-Fly - 12:27  (Randy Weston)
e. 05    Blue Bossa - 9:31  (Kenny Dorham)
f. 06    'Round Midnight - 7:17  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)

Spoken comments (0:51) precede the first selection.


Date: July 15, 1989
Location: Montreux Jazz Festival - Platinum, Montreux, Switzerland
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (f, ss, ts), Tony Purrone (g), Ben Brown (b), Akira Tana (d)

a. 01    Prince Albert  (Kenny Dorham)
b. 02    In A Sentimental Mood  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
c. 03    Hi-Fly  (Randy Weston)

Date: August 1991
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: SteepleChase

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ss, ts), Tony Purrone (g), Ben Brown (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. 01    Soul Eyes - 8:13  (Mal Waldron)
b. 02    Sleeves - 9:21  (Jimmy Heath)
c. 03    Bluesville - 7:14  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
d. 04    You've Changed - 8:19  (Carl Fischer, Bill Carey)
e. 05    Basic Birks - 7:29  (Jimmy Heath)
f. 06    Last Night When We Were Young - 7:12  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
g. 07    Sassy Samba - 6:36  (Jimmy Heath)
h. 08    Prince Albert - 8:10  (Kenny Dorham)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31292 — You've Changed   

Date: January 30 & 31 and March 3, 1992
Location: BMG Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ss, ts, con), Ted Nash, Jerome Richardson (as), Bill Easley, Loren Schoenberg (ts), Danny Bank (bar), John Eckert, Virgil Jones, Bob Millikan, Lew Soloff (t), Eddie Bert, John Mosca, Benny Powell (tb), Jack Jeffers (btb), Tony Purrone (g), Roland Hanna (p), Ben Brown (b), Lewis Nash (d), Steve Kroon (per)

a. 01    Trane Connections - 5:04  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
b. 02    Two Friends - 4:24  (Bill Cosby, Stu Gardner) / arr: Jimmy Heath
c. 04    Forever Sonny - 6:56  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
d. 05    C.T.A. - 7:01  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
e. 06    Ellington's Stray Horn - 7:18  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
f. 07    Gingerbread Boy - 5:06  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 513 956-2 — Little Man Big Band   (1992)

Jimmy Heath (ss) on e; (ts) on a-d, f; Steve Kroon (per) on c.


Date: January 30 & 31 and March 3, 1992
Location: BMG Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Bill Easley, Jerome Richardson (as), Jimmy Heath (ts, con), Billy Mitchell, Loren Schoenberg (ts), Danny Bank (bar), John Eckert, Virgil Jones, Bob Millikan, Claudio Roditi, Lew Soloff (t), Eddie Bert, John Mosca, Benny Powell (tb), Jack Jeffers (btb), Tony Purrone (g), Roland Hanna (p), Ben Brown (b), Lewis Nash (d)

a. 03    The Voice Of The Saxophone - 7:46  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
b. 08    Without You, No Me - 8:21  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
Both titles on:      Verve CD: 314 513 956-2 — Little Man Big Band   (1992)

Date: April 23, 1995
Label: SteepleChase

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ss, ts), Tony Purrone (g), Kiyoshi Kitagawa (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. 01    The Quota - 7:23  (Jimmy Heath)
b. 02    Rio Dawn - 7:52  (Jimmy Heath)
c. 03    Ballad From Upper Neighbors Suite - 5:49  (Jimmy Heath)
d. 04    Is That So? - 7:53  (Duke Pearson)
e. 05    Fungii Mama - 6:53  (Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)
f. 06    You Or Me - 7:15  (Jimmy Heath)
g. 07    All Too Soon - 8:41  (Duke Ellington, Carl Sigman)
h. 08    Hot House - 10:16  (Tadd Dameron)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31370 — You Or Me   (1995)

Date: August 9, 2001
Location: Jazzsommer Graz - Mariahilferplatz, Graz, Austria
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ss, ts), Terell Stafford (t, fh), Jeb Patton (p), Rufus Reid (b), Lewis Nash (d)

a. 01    A Sound For Sore Ears - 14:47  (Jimmy Heath)
b. 02    Is That So? - 13:18  (Duke Pearson)
c. 03    Cloak And Dagger - 12:10  (Jimmy Heath)
d. 04    You've Changed - 11:15  (Carl Fischer, Bill Carey)

Date: August 10, 2001
Location: Jazzsommer Graz - Mariahilferplatz, Graz, Austria
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ss, ts), Terell Stafford (t, fh), Jeb Patton (p), Rufus Reid (b), Lewis Nash (d)

a. 01    Sleeves - 16:34  (Jimmy Heath)
b. 02    Day Dream - 13:10  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche)
c. 03    Body And Soul - 4:42  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
d. 04    Bluesville - 9:55  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
e. 05    Fungii Mama - 8:44  (Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)

Jimmy Heath (ss) on b; (ts) on a, d-e; Terell Stafford (t) on a, d-e; (fh) on b; Rufus Reid (b) on a-b, d-e; Lewis Nash (d) on a-b, d-e.

Recording of final selection incomplete on only known source.


Date: October 10 & 11, 2001
Location: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jimmy Heath, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (ldr), Wessell Anderson, Antonio Hart, Ted Nash (as), Walter Blanding, Jr., Victor Goines, Jimmy Heath (ts), Joe Temperley (bar), Seneca Black, Ryan Kisor, Marcus Printup, James Zollar (t), Wynton Marsalis (t, dir), Vincent Gardner, Slide Hampton, André Hayward, Ronald Westray (tb), Eric Lewis, Jeb Patton (p), Percy Heath, Carlos Henriquez (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d, per), Herlin Riley (d)

a. 01    South Filthy - 2:37  (Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Albert 'Tootie' Heath)
b. 02    Nice People - 7:35  (Jimmy Heath)
c. 03    The Voice Of The Saxophone - 8:31  (Jimmy Heath)
d. 04    Gemini - 9:16  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
e. 06    Like A Son - 5:17  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
f. 07    Jimmy Heath's 75th Birthday - 6:10  (Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath)
g. 08    Gingerbread Boy - 7:42  (Jimmy Heath)
h.     Day Dream  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche)

Jimmy Heath (ldr) on a-g; (ts) on a-c; Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (ldr) on c-g; Wessell Anderson (as) on c-d, g; Antonio Hart (as) on b, e; Ted Nash (as) on c-e, g; Walter Blanding, Jr. (ts) on c-e, g; Victor Goines (ts) on c-e, g; Joe Temperley (bar) on c-e, g; Seneca Black (t) on c-e, g; Ryan Kisor (t) on c-e, g; Wynton Marsalis (t) on b-e, g; (dir) on c-g; Marcus Printup (t) on c-e, g; James Zollar (t) on c-e, g; Vincent Gardner (tb) on c-e, g; Slide Hampton (tb) on b; André Hayward (tb) on c-e, g; Ronald Westray (tb) on c-e, g; Eric Lewis (p) on g; Jeb Patton (p) on b-e; Percy Heath (b) on a-b, f; Carlos Henriquez (b) on c-e, g; Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) on b; (per) on a; Herlin Riley (d) on c-e, g.

Personnel specifics needed (also additional members of LCJO). Heath may play soprano saxophone.

"Like A Son" features Antonio Hart.

"Day Dream" may not have been broadcast.

No information on which selections were performed on which evening.


Date: January 13, 2004
Location: Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ
Label: Planet Arts

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Mark Gross (f, as), Antonio Hart (f, ss, as), Charles Davis, Bobby Lavelle (ts), Jimmy Heath (ts, con), Jay Brandford (bar), Frank Greene, Nick Marchione, Michael Philip Mossman, Terell Stafford (t), Slide Hampton, John Mosca, Benny Powell (tb), Douglas Purviance (btb), Jeb Patton (p), Peter Washington (b), Lewis Nash (d), Joe Gonzalez (gui, cga)

a. 01    Big "P" - 7:07  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
b. 02    Heritage Hum - 7:18  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
c. 04    Like A Son - 4:55  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
d. 05    I'm Glad There Is You - 8:59  (Paul (Madeira) Mertz) / arr: Jimmy Heath
e. 06    One For Juan - 8:13  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
f. 07    Project S - 6:32  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
All titles on:      Planet Arts CD: 1005-60 — Turn Up The Heath   (2006)

Joe Gonzalez (gui) on e; (cga) on b.


Date: August 14, 2004
Location: Lincoln Center, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Sean Jones (t), Jeb Patton (p), Paul West (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. 01    A Sound For Sore Ears - 12:44  (Jimmy Heath)
b. 02    Day Dream - 9:21  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche)
c. 04    'Round Midnight - 6:44  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)

Date: April 10, 2006
Location: Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ
Label: Planet Arts

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Mark Gross (f, as), Antonio Hart (f, ss, as), Lew Tabackin (f), Andres Boiarsky, Bobby Lavelle (ts), Jimmy Heath (ts, con), Gary Smulyan (bar), Greg Gisbert, Frank Greene, Sean Jones, Michael Philip Mossman (t), Steve Davis, Jason Jackson, John Mosca (tb), Douglas Purviance (btb), Jeb Patton (p), Peter Washington (b), Lewis Nash (d)

a. 03    Gemini - 9:26  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
b. 08    Sources Say - 6:40  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
c. 09    No End - 8:50  (Kenny Dorham) / arr: Jimmy Heath
d. 10    Basic Birks - 6:15  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
All titles on:      Planet Arts CD: 1005-60 — Turn Up The Heath   (2006)

Lew Tabackin (f) on a.


Date: April 4, 2008
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Andres Boiarsky (f, ts), Sharel Cassity, Antonio Hart (f, as), Jimmy Heath (ss, ts), Charles Davis (ts), Frank Basile (bar), Tanya Darby, Frank Greene, Michael Philip Mossman, Diego Urcola (t), Steve Davis, Mike Dease, John Mosca (tb), Max Seigel (btb), Jeb Patton (p), David Wong (b), Steve Johns (d)

a. 01    Big "P" - 8:49  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
b. 02    Winter Sleeves - 11:35  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
c. 03    No End - 11:15  (Kenny Dorham) / arr: Jimmy Heath
d. 04    The Voice Of The Saxophone - 10:47  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
e. 05    Without You, No Me - 15:36  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
f. 06    Gingerbread Boy - 15:29  (Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath

First set.


Date: November 20, 2008
Location: Schwab Auditorium, University Park, PA
Label: [private recording]

Jimmy Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ss, ts), Jeb Patton (p), David Wong (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. 01    Winter Sleeves  (Jimmy Heath)
b. 02    Day Dream  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche)
c. 03    You Or Me  (Jimmy Heath)
d. 04    I'm Glad There Is You  (Paul (Madeira) Mertz)
e. 05    If Ever I Should Leave You  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
f. 06    Fungii Mama  (Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)
g. 07    Bluesville  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
h. 08    'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
i. 09    What Is This Thing Called Love  (Cole Porter)
j. 10    Last Night When We Were Young  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)

Composer of g needs confirmation.