Jimmy Heath Discography

1959 (age 33)

Jimmy Heath Sextet

Nat Adderley, cornet #1,2,4-7,9; Curtis Fuller, trombone #1,2,4-7,9; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September, 1959
1.For Minors OnlyRiverside RLP 12-314; Milestone M-47025
2.Who Needs ItRiverside RLP 12-314
3.Don't You Know I Care-
4.Two Tees-
5.The ThumperRiverside RLP 12-314; Milestone M-47025
6.NewkeepRiverside RLP 12-314
7.For All We KnowRiverside RLP 12-314; Milestone M-47025
8.I Can Make You Love MeRiverside RLP 12-314
9.Nice People-
* Riverside RLP 12-314, RLP 1160; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1828-2   Jimmy Heath Sextet - The Thumper
* Milestone M-47025   Jimmy Heath - Fast Company

1960

The Jimmy Heath Orchestra

Nat Adderley, cornet; Clark Terry, trumpet; Tom McIntosh, trombone; Dick Berg, French horn; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, alto sax; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Pat Patrick, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, June 24, 1960
Big "P"Riverside R-45450, RLP 333; Milestone M-47025
Old Fashioned FunRiverside RLP 333; Milestone M-47025
On Green Dolphin StreetRiverside R-45450, RLP 333; Milestone M-47025
* Riverside RLP 333, RLP 1188; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1799-2   The Jimmy Heath Orchestra - Really Big!
* Milestone M-47025   Jimmy Heath - Fast Company
* Riverside R-45450   Jimmy Heath - Big "P" / On Green Dolphin Street

The Jimmy Heath Orchestra

Nat Adderley, cornet; Clark Terry, trumpet; Tom McIntosh, trombone; Dick Berg, French horn; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, alto sax; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Pat Patrick, baritone sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, June 28, 1960
Mona's MoodRiverside RLP 333; Milestone M-47025
Dat DereRiverside RLP 333
NailsRiverside RLP 333; Milestone M-47025
My Ideal-
The Picture Of HeathRiverside RLP 333
* Riverside RLP 333, RLP 1188; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1799-2   The Jimmy Heath Orchestra - Really Big!
* Milestone M-47025   Jimmy Heath - Fast Company

1961

Jimmy Heath Sextet

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Julius Watkins, French horn; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, April 14 & 20, 1961
The QuotaRiverside RLP 372; Milestone M-47025
Lowland LullabyRiverside R-45470, RLP 372, RLP 400 (DIF)
Thinking Of YouRiverside RLP 372
Bells And Horns-
Down Shift-
When Sunny Gets BlueRiverside RLP 372; Milestone M-47025
Funny TimeRiverside R-45470, RLP 372
* Riverside RLP 372, RLP 9372; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1871-2   Jimmy Heath - The Quota
* Milestone M-47025   Jimmy Heath - Fast Company
* Riverside RLP 400 (DIF), RLP 9400 (DIF)   Jimmy Heath - Triple Threat
* Riverside R-45470   Jimmy Heath - Lowland Lullaby / Funny Time

1962

Jimmy Heath Sextet

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Julius Watkins, French horn; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, January 4, 1962
GeminiRiverside RLP 400, RLP 400 (DIF); Milestone M-47025
Bruh' SlimRiverside RLP 400, RLP 400 (DIF)
Goodbye-
Dew And Mud-
Prospecting-
* Riverside RLP 400, RLP 9400; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1909-2   Jimmy Heath - Triple Threat
* Riverside RLP 400 (DIF), RLP 9400 (DIF)   Jimmy Heath - Triple Threat
* Milestone M-47025   Jimmy Heath - Fast Company

Jimmy Heath Quartet

Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, January 17, 1962
Make Someone HappyRiverside RLP 400
The More I See YouRiverside RLP 400, RLP 400 (DIF)
* Riverside RLP 400, RLP 9400; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1909-2   Jimmy Heath - Triple Threat
* Riverside RLP 400 (DIF), RLP 9400 (DIF)   Jimmy Heath - Triple Threat

1963

Jimmy Heath And Brass

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins, French horn; Don Butterfield, tuba; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Connie Kay, drums.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, March 11, 1963
More Than You KnowRiverside RM 465
"D" WaltzRiverside RM 465; Milestone M-47025
Just In Time-
Wall To WallRiverside RM 465
* Riverside RM 465, RS 9465; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1904-2   Jimmy Heath And Brass - Swamp Seed
* Milestone M-47025   Jimmy Heath - Fast Company

Jimmy Heath And Brass

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins, French horn; Don Butterfield, tuba; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Harold Mabern, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, May 28, 1963
Six StepsRiverside RM 465; Milestone M-47025
NuttyRiverside RM 465
Swamp Seed-
* Riverside RM 465, RS 9465; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1904-2   Jimmy Heath And Brass - Swamp Seed
* Milestone M-47025   Jimmy Heath - Fast Company

1964

Jimmy Heath Quintet

Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Paul Chambers, bass; Al Heath, drums.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, spring 1964
On The TrailRiverside R-4583, RM 486; Milestone M-47025
Cloak And DaggerRiverside RM 486; Milestone M-47025
VanityRiverside RM 486
All The Things You Are-
Gingerbread BoyRiverside RM 486; Milestone M-47025
I Should CareRiverside RM 486
Project S-
* Riverside RM 486, RS 9486; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1854-2   Jimmy Heath Quintet - On The Trail
* Milestone M-47025   Jimmy Heath - Fast Company
* Riverside R-4583   Jimmy Heath - On The Trail, Part 1 & 2

1972 (age 46)

Jimmy Heath Quintet

Jimmy Heath, flute, soprano, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano, electric piano; Bob Cranshaw, Fender bass; Al "Tootie" Heath, drums, tambourine; Mtume, congas, misc. percussion.
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, March 1, 1972
Heritage HumCobblestone CST 9012
Invitation-
A Sound For Sore Ears-
Gap Sealer-
Angel Man-
Alkebu-Lan (Land Of The Blacks)-
* Cobblestone CST 9012   Jimmy Heath - The Gap Sealer
= Muse MR 5138   Jimmy Heath - Jimmy

1973

Jimmy Heath Sextet

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax, flute; Stanley Cowell, piano, electric piano; Bernard Fennell, cello; Bob Cranshaw, Fender bass; Billy Higgins, drums, tambourine.
June 11, 1973
One For JuanMuse MR 5028
In A Sentimental Mood-
Hands Up! Feet Down!-
Far Away Lands-
Smilin' Billy-
Gemini-
* Muse MR 5028; Xanadu XCD 1231   Jimmy Heath - Love And Understanding

1974

Jimmy Heath Septet

Curtis Fuller, trombone #1,3-5, vocals #3; Jimmy Heath, alto, soprano, tenor sax, flute, vocals #3; Stanley Cowell, piano, mbira; Pat Martino, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; Mtume, congas, misc. percussion #1,3-5.
RCA Studios, NYC, June 24, 1974
1.The Time And The PlaceLandmark LCD-1538-2
2.The Voice Of The Saxophone-
3.No End-
4.The 13th House-
5.Fau-Lu-
6.Studio Style-
* Landmark LCD-1538-2   Jimmy Heath - The Time And The Place

1975

Jimmy Heath Quartet

Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Barry Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
RCA Studios, NYC, September 22, 1975
For Minors OnlyXanadu 118
Body And Soul-
Picture Of Heath-
Bruh' Slim-
All Members-
CTA-
* Xanadu 118   Jimmy Heath - Picture Of Heath

1985 (age 59)

Jimmy Heath Quintet With Brass Choir

Jimmy Heath, soprano, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Tony Purrone, guitar; Rufus Reid, bass; Al Foster, drums; with brass choir: Benny Powell, trombone #2,4,6; John Clark, Bob Routch, French horn #2,4,6; Howard Johnson, tuba #2,4,6.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 18 & 20, 1985
1.New PictureLandmark LLP-1506
2.Lush Life-
3.Changes-
4.Keep Love Alive-
5.Dewey Square-
6.Sophisticated Lady-
7.Togetherness-
* Landmark LLP-1506, LCD-1506-2   Jimmy Heath - New Picture

1987 (age 61)

Jimmy Heath Sextet

Tom Williams, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jimmy Heath, soprano, alto, tenor sax; Larry Willis, piano; Tony Purrone, guitar; Stafford James, bass; Akira Tana, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 17 & 18, 1987
Trane ConnectionsLandmark LLP-1514
Song For Ben Webster-
You Can See-
Ellington's Strayhorn-
Forever Sonny-
I Waited For You-
* Landmark LLP-1514, LCD-1514-2   Jimmy Heath - Peer Pleasure

1991

Jimmy Heath Quartet

Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Tony Purrone, guitar; Ben Brown, bass; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, August, 1991
Soul EyesSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31292
Sleeves-
Bluesville-
You've Changed-
Basic Birk-
Last Night When We Were Young-
Sassy Samba-
Prince Albert-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31292   Jimmy Heath Quartet - You've Changed

1992

Jimmy Heath Little Man Big Band

John Eckert, Virgil Jones, Bob Millikan, Lew Soloff, trumpet; Claudio Roditi, trumpet #3,8; Eddie Bert, John Mosca, Bennie Powell, trombone; Jack Jeffers, bass trombone; Jerome Richardson, alto sax; Ted Nash, alto sax #1,2,4-7; Loren Schoenberg, tenor sax; Billy Mitchell, tenor sax #3,8; Bill Easley, tenor sax #1,2,4-7, alto sax #3,8; Danny Bank, baritone sax; Sir Roland Hanna, piano; Tony Purrone, guitar; Ben Brown, bass; Lewis Nash, drums; Steve Kroon, percussion #4; Jimmy Heath, arranger, tenor, soprano sax.
BMG Studios, NYC, January 30 & 31 & March 3, 1992
1.Trane ConnectionsVerve 314 513 956-2
2.Two Friends-
3.The Voice Of The Saxophone-
4.Forever Sonny-
5.CTA-
6.Ellington's Stray Horn-
7.Gingerbread Boy-
8.Without You, No Me-
* Verve 314 513 956-2   Jimmy Heath - Little Man Big Band

1995

Jimmy Heath Quartet

Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Tony Purrone, guitar; Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass; Albert Tootie Heath, drums.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, April, 1995
The QuotaSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31370
Rio Dawn-
Ballad Of The Upper-Neighbours Suite-
Is That So-
Fungii Mama-
You Or Me-
All Too Soon-
Hot House-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31370   Jimmy Heath Quartet - You Or Me

2004 (age 78)

The Jimmy Heath Big Band

Frank Greene, Nick Marchione, Michael Philip Mossman, Terell Stafford, trumpet; Slide Hampton, John Mosca, Benny Powell, trombone; Douglas Purviance, bass trombone; Mark Gross, alto sax, flute; Antonio Hart, alto, soprano sax, flute; Charles Davis, Bobby LaVell, tenor sax; Jay Branford, baritone sax; Jeb Patton, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Lewis Nash, drums; Jimmy Heath, arranger, tenor, soprano sax; special guest: Joe Gonzales, congas #2, guiro #5.
Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ, January 13, 2004
1.Big PPlanet Arts Recordings 100560
2.Heritage Hum-
3.Like A Son-
4.I'm Glad There's You-
5.One For Juan-
6.Project S-
* Planet Arts Recordings 100560   The Jimmy Heath Big Band - Turn Up The Heath

2006 (age 80)

The Jimmy Heath Big Band

Greg Gisbert, Frank Greene, Sean Jones, Michael Philip Mossman, trumpet; Steve Davis, Jason Jackson, John Mosca, trombone; Douglas Purviance, bass trombone; Mark Gross, alto sax, flute; Antonio Hart, alto, soprano sax, flute; Andres Bolarsky, Bobby LaVell, tenor sax; Gary Smulyan, baritone sax; Jeb Patton, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Lewis Nash, drums; Jimmy Heath, arranger, tenor, soprano sax; special guest: Lew Tabackin, flute #1.
Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ, April 10, 2006
1.GeminiPlanet Arts Recordings 100560
2.Sources Says-
3.No End-
4.Basic Birks-
* Planet Arts Recordings 100560   The Jimmy Heath Big Band - Turn Up The Heath

2011

Jimmy Heath Big Band

Greg Gisbert, Frank Greene, Roy Hargrove, Michael Mossman, Diego Urcola, trumpet; Steve Davis, Jason Jackson, John Mosca, trombone; Jeff Nelson, bass trombone; Mark Gross, Antonio Hart, alto sax, flute; Charles Davis, tenor sax; Bobby LaVell, tenor sax, flute; Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Frank Basile, baritone sax; Jeb Patton, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Lewis Nash, drums.
"Blue Note", NYC, October 30 & 31, 2011
A Sound For Sore EarsJazz Legacy Productions JLP 1201022
Togetherness-
A Time And A Place-
Lover Man-
A Sassy Samba-
A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing-
Fiesta Mojo-
Yardbird Suite-
* Jazz Legacy Productions JLP 1201022   Jimmy Heath Big Band - Live At The Blue Note - Togetherness