Jimmy Heath(5)

October 28, 2016


The three brothers finally officially got together as The Heath Brothers in 1975.

In this group, Heath played tenor saxophone and soprano saxophone as well as flute.

They made the first work “Marchin’ On”,and issued nine albums since then.

Unfortunately their elder brother Percy Heath died in 2005.

Courtesy of Dansun Productions

Courtesy of Dansun Productions

When Percy died in 2005, the brothers decided to carry on, bringing in bassist David Wong.

The latest Heath Brothers album,” Endurance”, was released without Percy in 2009.

I found The Heath Brothers live performance from the Village Vanguard.

We can find live streams of audio and video at NPR Music’s Village Vanguard page.

WBGO Jazz 88.3FM”Live At The Village Vanguard” Go here


In addition I want introduce the engaging and insightful 70-minute documentary DVD “Brotherly Jazz”.

Please refer to JazzTimes’ article.Go here

Here is “Brother Jazz”

Here is The heath brothers play “smilin’ billy suite part 1”.

Here is the footage from the recording session “Endurance”.

Here’s the another footage from the recording session “Endurance”.





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