As We Were Saying

As We Were Saying

by Heath Brothers
     
 
During the Modern Jazz Quartet's temporary retirement from 1975-83, bassist Percy Heath teamed up with tenor and soprano great Jimmy Heath and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath (who left after a few years) to form the Heath Brothers. There had been occasional reunions since then, but this is

Overview

During the Modern Jazz Quartet's temporary retirement from 1975-83, bassist Percy Heath teamed up with tenor and soprano great Jimmy Heath and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath (who left after a few years) to form the Heath Brothers. There had been occasional reunions since then, but this is the first record done under the Heath Brothers name in over a decade, and it finds the musical communication between the three siblings as strong as ever. Joined by either Stanley Cowell or Sir Roland Hanna on piano and such guests as guitarist Mark Elf, trombonist Slide Hampton, trumpeter Jon Faddis (brilliant during his three appearances) and percussionist James Mtume (Jimmy's son), the Heaths perform a varied yet continually colorful set. The music is largely bop-oriented and includes six likable originals, "I'm Glad There Is You," "Daydream," and Fats Navarro's "Nostalgia." Although Percy has some solo spots, as do the guests, the main voice throughout is Jimmy Heath, who has long had his own distinctive sounds on tenor and soprano. Without exaggeration, it can be accurately stated that all nine performances on this CD are memorable in their own way. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/1997
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431477723
catalogNumber:
4777
Rank:
89620

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Heath Brothers   Primary Artist
Stanley Cowell   Piano,Kalimba
Jon Faddis   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jimmy Heath   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Percy Heath   Cello,Acoustic Bass
Mark Elf   Guitar
Roland Hanna   Piano
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Percussion,Drums
James Mtume   Percussion

Technical Credits

Jimmy Heath   Producer
Percy Heath   Producer
John Burk   Producer
Phil Edwards   Contributor
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Producer
Alan Varner   Engineer
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
M.L. Haynes   Art Direction

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