Albert Heath

Albert 'Tootie' Heath - Tootie's Tempo (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 11, 2013
Albert 'Tootie' Heath - Tootie's Tempo (2013)

Albert 'Tootie' Heath - Tootie's Tempo (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 47:04 min | 106 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Sunnyside Communicat

Opportunities for jazz musicians to perform with the music’s legendary figures are becoming more and more rare. The value in working with, and learning from, these elder statesmen has been elemental in the development of jazz music, and critical to the shape of the music.

Heath Brothers - Endurance (2009)  

Posted by Designol at June 18, 2015
Heath Brothers - Endurance (2009)

Heath Brothers - Endurance (2009)
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Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Jazz Legacy Productions | # 0901004 | Time: 00:53:02

Brothers Jimmy Heath and Albert "Tootie" Heath carry on together in the tradition of the Heath Brothers band, minus their deceased brother, bassist Percy Heath. David Wong ably fills the bass chair, while pianist Jeb Patton has been working with the Philadelphia-based siblings for going on his dozenth year. There's a certain ease and calm present in Jimmy Heath's tenor sax playing that reflects the wisdom of his seasoned years, an assured stance that is never rushed or over-pronounced. This tone sets up the type of uncomplicated mainstream modern jazz based in bop that most fans can embrace and enjoy. It is refreshing that Jimmy Heath can still crank out new compositions that retain both traditional values and a universal appeal. And – if it actually needs to be said – Albert Heath is one of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, and continues on his tasteful, skillful, perfectly balanced path, a common example for students and fellow pros to follow. A perfect example of their combined expertise kicks off the set with "Changes," an effortless, light, breezy, and melodic a type of straight-ahead jazz as you will ever find.
Jimmy Heath Quintet - On The Trail (1964) {Riverside OJCCD-1854-2 rel 1994}

Jimmy Heath Quintet - On The Trail (1964) {Riverside OJCCD-1854-2 rel 1994}
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© 1964, 1994 Riverside / OJC / Fantasy | OJCCD-1854-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Unlike some of his other Riverside recordings, the accent on this Jimmy Heath CD reissue is very much on his tenor playing (rather than his arrangements). Heath is in excellent form with a quintet that also includes pianist Wynton Kelly, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. The instantly recognizable hard bop saxophonist performs four standards and three of his own compositions, including the original versions of "Gingerbread Boy" and "Project S." It's a good example of his playing talents.
John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 255 Mb | Digital Booklet | 36:42 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group

Here is one of the musical giants of the 20th century, poised on the precipice of greatness. Between the spring of 1957 and the winter of 1958, during which time Lush Life was recorded, the music of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967) was developing in giant steps, thanks in great part to a six-month 1957 stint with Thelonious Monk that had much to do with sharpening Coltrane’s harmonic conception and torrential attack. Lush Life contains Coltrane’s first recordings as sole leader, his initial date fronting a pianoless trio, and one of his first extended readings of a ballad, Billy Strayhorn’s resplendent title track. We also hear him at the helm of a quartet and quintet, featuring pianist Red Garland, with trumpeter Donald Byrd added to “Lush Life.”
The J. J. Johnson Sextet - Really Livin' (1959) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 78}

The J. J. Johnson Sextet - Really Livin' (1959) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 78}
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© 1959, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 78
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest 2015 remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the hippest, hardest albums that trombonist JJ Johnson ever cut for Columbia – a session we'd rank right up there with his amazing JJ Inc record, and like that one a really cooking hardbop record that maybe even rivals the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time! As with that gem, the strength here is really the group – not just tremendous trombone from JJ, but great work from Nat Adderley on trumpet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Cedar Walton on piano, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all working with a soaring, soulful energy that's a lot more hardbop heavy than you might expect from JJ Johnson on some of his other projects for the label.
Ted Curson - Quicksand (1974) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

Ted Curson - Quicksand (1974) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
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© 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27314 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Early Fusion / Trumpet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A really rare album from trumpeter Ted Curson – a unique 70s session recorded for Atlantic Records, but only ever issued overseas at the time! The date has Ted's trumpet coming into play with some of the electric touches of the 70s – not a full-on fusion record, but a really great session that updates some of his modern ideas with some of the fresher, younger elements of the underground – particularly keyboards, which are played here by Kenny Barron strongly – as he shifts effortlessly between electric and acoustic piano on the set.
Herbie Hancock - Fat Albert Rotunda (1969/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Herbie Hancock - Fat Albert Rotunda (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:57 minutes | 1,49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Fat Albert Rotunda is the eighth studio album released by jazz legend Herbie Hancock. This is the first album the pianist put out under the Warner Bros. Record label, having previously been signed with Blue Note Records. The album was originally created for the TV special Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert.
Donald Byrd - Blackjack (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Donald Byrd - Blackjack (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 35:53 minutes | 1,43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Blackjack was originally released in 1967 and features performances by Byrd with Sonny Red, Hank Mobley, Cedar Walton, Walter Booker, and Billy Higgins. It was produced by Alfred Lion and recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Albert "Tootie" Heath, Ethan Iverson, Ben Street - Philadelphia Beat (2015) {Sunnyside Records}

Albert "Tootie" Heath, Ethan Iverson, Ben Street - Philadelphia Beat (2015) {Sunnyside Records}
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© 2015 Sunnyside Records | SSC 1403
Jazz / Post Bop / Drums

There have been pivotal locales which were the nurturing ground for the vanguard in many art forms. Jazz music has had a number of these spots, from New Orleans up to Chicago, then to New York and outward. It would not be hard to argue that the great city of Philadelphia should be recognized with these others as a wellspring of talented musicians. One of Philadelphia s prominent sons is the fantastic drummer Albert Tootie Heath. He, like so many other Philly natives including his brothers Jimmy and Percy, grew up in the music, as the city was ripe with musicians of the first order and an important stop for many of the progenitors of the music. On his new recording Philadelphia Beat - Heath returns to his native ground to catch the spirit and preserve it.
Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata (1964/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata (1964/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:10 minutes | 1,48 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Trompeta Toccata is a jazz album by Kenny Dorham that was recorded and released in 1964. It features performances by Dorham, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Henderson, Richard Davis, and Albert Heath.