タグ別アーカイブ: Orrin Keepnews

Jimmy Heath(4)

October 27, 2016

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Today I will post his activities after getting out of prison.

In 1959 he was paroled.

Until then Heath had joined as a sideman, including sides with Gillespie, Miles, J. J. Johnson and Kenny Dorham.

But he had not recorded an album under his own name.

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Jimmy Heath and Orrin Keepnews [Photo from Jazztimes]

Jimmy Heath was contracted with Orrin Keepnews through Kenny Dorham ‘s help.

In September 1959 Orrin Keepnews produced his debut album “The Thumper”.

Then he had recording with Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Kelly, and other top players at that time in Riverside label.

He made the six albums as a leader for the label between 1959 and 1964.

Orrin Keepnews said about Jimmy Heath.

I quoted “Orrinology” from Jazztimes[March 2005].

“I’ve known Jimmy Heath since 1960. Kenny Dorham told me that Little Bird was coming to New York and I had to sign him! He wasn’t asking me, he was telling me. It turned out that Jimmy, whose reputation back then was that he was a damn good writer, had the ability to write quick charts for small groups. I put him right up there in this ability with Benny Golson.”

Here is Jimmy Heath Sextet play “For Minors Only”.

Here is Jimmy Heath and his big band play “Big ”P’’”.

Here is Jimmy Heath sextet play ” When Sunny Gets Blue ”

Here is Jimmy Heath sextet play “Gemini”.

Here is Jimmy Heath and Herbie Hancock with Brass play “Wall to Wall”.

Here is Jimmy Heath quintet play “Gingerbread Boy”.

The legend manager,Martha Glaser and Helen Keane(8)

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I confirmed his recording after Bill’s legend live recordings at Village Vanguard in 1961.

Jazz Discography Project
NYC,June 25, 1961
Sunday At The Village Vanguard (Riverside RLP 376)
Waltz For Debby (Riverside RLP 399)

NYC, October 16,1961
Mark Murphy – Rah (Riverside RLP 395)
Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (tp),Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston (tb),Bill Evans(p),
Sam Herman(g),Wendell Marshall(b),Jimmy Cobb(ds),Ray Barretto(conga),Mark Murphy (vo)
Ernie Wilkins (arr)

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Photo of Orrin Keepnews

Scott LaFaro died in a car accident after the Vanguard performance.

Bill Evans did not record or perform in public again for several months.

He was persuaded to return to music activities by Orrin Keepnews.

In those days Helen Keane had acted as a manager for Mark Murphy.

Bill Evans reappeared on the musical scene with an album with Mark Murphy.

I guess Helen Keane wanted to lighten the burden on him.

Many musicians for vocal accompaniment were gathered in Riverside Records studio.

Probably, he was encouraged from fellow.

Photo of Joao Gilberto

Photo of Joao Gilberto

Photo of Paquito D'Rivera

Photo of Paquito D’Rivera

In addition she had acted as a manager for Joao Gilberto and Paquito D’Rivera.

She died in 1996 in New York at the age of 73 because of breast cancer.

This is Mark Murphy sings “My Favorite Things”.