The Heath Brothers Discography

1975

The Heath Brothers Featuring Stanley Cowell

Jimmy Heath, flute, tenor, soprano sax; Stanley Cowell, acoustic piano, mbira; Percy Heath, baby bass, bass violin; Albert Heath, drums, lead flute, African double reed instruments.

Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, October 22, 1975

Warm ValleyStrata-East SES-19766
Tafadhali-
The Watergate Blues-
Maimoun (From "Illusion Suite")-
Smilin' Billy Suite: Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV-

* Strata-East SES-19766, (G) SECD 9005; Bellaphon (G) 660-51-003   The Heath Brothers Featuring Stanley Cowell - Marchin' On!

1978

The Heath Bros.

Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax, flute; Stanley Cowell, keyboards, kalimba; Tony Purrone, electric guitar; Percy Heath, acoustic bass, baby bass; Albert (Tootie) Heath, drums; Mtume, percussion; with Wayne Andre, trombone; Joe De Angelis, Jim Buffington, French horn; Howard Johnson, tuba.

A&R Studios, NYC, May and June, 1978

A New BlueColumbia JC 35573
Light Of Love-
In New York-
Artherdoc Blues-
Mellowdrama-
Yardbird Suite-
Changes-
Prince Albert-

* Columbia JC 35573   The Heath Bros. - Passing Thru...

1979

Heath Bros.

Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax, flute; George Devens, vibes; Stanley Cowell, piano; Tony Purrone, guitar; Percy Heath, bass, baby bass; Keith Copeland, drums; Rubens Bassini, percussion; + Jon Faddis, Marky Markowitz, James Sedlar, Lewis Soloff, trumpet; Wayne Andre, trombone; Paul Faulise, bass trombone; Joe De Angelis, Jim Buffington, French horn; Howard Johnson, tuba.

A&R Studios, NYC, January and February, 1979

Feelin' Dealin'Columbia JC 35816
The Voice Of The Saxophone-
Project "S"-
Move To The Groove-
Passion Flower-
A Time And A Place-

* Columbia JC 35816   Heath Bros. + Brass Choir - In Motion

The Heath Bros.

Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Stanley Cowell, keyboards, kalimba; Tony Purrone, electric guitar; Percy Heath, acoustic bass, baby bass; Akira Tana, drums; Alex Acuna, Reubens Bassini, percussion; Mtume, Tawatha, vocal #4.

"The Public Theater", NYC, 1979

1.Introduction: A Sassy SambaColumbia FC 36374
2.Warm Valley-
3.Cloak And Dagger-
4.For The Public-
5.Watergate Blues-
6.We Need Peace And We Need Love-
7.Artherdoc Blues-

* Columbia FC 36374   The Heath Bros. - Live At The Public Theater

1980

Heath Bros.

Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Stanley Cowell, keyboards; Anthony Purrone, electric guitar; Percy Heath, acoustic bass, cello; Akira Tana, drums, percussion; + Edward Walsh, synthesizer #1,5; Edward "Tree" Moore, rhythm guitar, lead guitar #1,5; Howard King, drums #1,5; Mtume, Tawatha, background vocal #1,5.

Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
CBS Recording Studios, NYC, 1980

1.Dreamin'Columbia FC 37126
2.Tender Touch-
3.Ruby, My Dear-
4.Then What-
5.Use It (Don't Abuse It)-
6.No More Weary Blues-
7.Equipoise-
8.Confirmation-

* Columbia FC 37126   Heath Bros. - Expressions Of Life

1981

The Heath Brothers

Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Stanley Cowell, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, Oberheim synthesizer; Tony Purrone, guitar; Percy Heath, bass, baby bass; Akira Tana, drums; with Reubens Bassini, percussion.

Generation Sound Studios, NYC, December 29 and 30, 1981

A Sound For Sore EarsAntilles AN 1003
Autumn In New York-
No End-
Life In The City-
Homes-
Rejoice-

* Antilles AN 1003   The Heath Brothers - Brotherly Love

1983

The Heath Brothers

Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Stanley Cowell, piano, electric piano, kalimba; Percy Heath, bass; Albert Heath, drums, tambourine; with Slide Hampton, trombone; Joe Kennedy Jr., violin.

New Jersey, May 16 and 17, 1983

Keep Love AliveAntilles AN 1016
Sleeves-
Islandized-
Longravity-
Nice People-
Preluded To A Kiss-
Hi-Fly-

* Antilles AN 1016   The Heath Brothers - Brothers And Others

1997

The Heath Brothers

Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Percy Heath, acoustic bass, jazz cello; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums, percussion; with Jon Faddis, trumpet, flugelhorn; Slide Hampton, trombone; Sir Roland Hanna, piano; Stanley Cowell, piano, kalimba; Mark Elf, guitar; with James Mtume, percussion.

NYC, February 23 and 24, 1997

The Newest OneConcord Jazz CCD-4777-2
Bop Again-
For Seven's Sake-
South Filthy-
I'm Glad There Is You-
Dave's Haze-
Daydream-
Nostalgia-
This Is What It Is-

* Concord Jazz CCD-4777-2   The Heath Brothers - As We Were Saying...

1998

The Heath Brothers

Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Percy Heath, acoustic bass, jazz cello; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums, percussion; with Earl Gardner, Joe Wilder, Tom Williams, trumpet, flugelhorn; Benny Powell, trombone; John Clark, French horn; Bob Stewart, tuba; Jeb Patton, piano; Tony Purrone, guitar.

Sound On Sound, NYC, May 29-31, 1998

13th HouseConcord Jazz CCD-4846-2
East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)-
Move To The Groove-
Easy Living-
Wind Print-
I'm Lost-
A Harmonic Future-
None Shall Wander-
Three At Last-

* Concord Jazz CCD-4846-2   The Heath Brothers - Jazz Family

2008

Heath Brothers

Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Jeb Patton, piano; David Wong, bass; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums; with Claudio Roditi, shaker.

Alleycat Productions, South Orange, NJ, October 5 and 6, 2008

ChangesJazz Legacy Productions JLP 0901004
Wall To Wall-
You Or Me-
Ballad From Leadership Suite-
Dusk In The City-
Two Tees-
Autumn In New York-
From A Lonely Bass-
The Rio Dawn-

* Jazz Legacy Productions JLP 0901004   Heath Brothers - Endurance