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The Heath Brothers

Band, *1975 US, Philadelphia

The Heath Brothers is an American jazz group, formed in 1975 in Philadelphia, by the brothers Jimmy (tenor saxophone), Percy (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums); and pianist Stanley Cowell. Tony Purrone (guitar) and Jimmy's son Mtume (percussion) joined the group later. Tootie left in 1978, and was replaced by Akira Tana for a short period before returning in 1982. They also added other sidemen for some of their recording dates.

PortraitJames Mtume
bvoc, voc, key *1946 US
PortraitStanley Cowell
p *1941 US
PortraitAkira Tana
dr *1952 US
PortraitPercy Heath
b 1923-2005 US
PortraitJimmy Heath
ts *1926 US
PortraitAlbert Heath
dr *1935
PortraitTony Purrone
Popular Tracks   
A Sound For Sore Ears on Brotherly Love by The Heath Brothers
Autumn In New York on Brotherly Love by The Heath Brothers
Life In The City on Brotherly Love by The Heath Brothers
The Newest One on As We Were Saying... by The Heath Brothers
No End on Brotherly Love by The Heath Brothers
Rejoice on Brotherly Love by The Heath Brothers
Bop Again on As We Were Saying... by The Heath Brothers
South Filthy on As We Were Saying... by The Heath Brothers
Daydream on As We Were Saying... by The Heath Brothers
This Is What It Is on As We Were Saying... by The Heath Brothers

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
When A Little Love Began To DieReuben Wilson / The Heath Brothers2009Single
Luminescence: Kool Jazz At MidemB.B. King, Pat Metheny, The Heath Brothers, The Dave Brubeck Quartet2001Album
Expressions Of Life / In MotionThe Heath Brothers2001Compil.
Move To The GroovePat Metheny & The Heath Brothers + Ralph Towner & Charlie Haden2000Album
All The Things You ArePat Metheny . / The Heath Brothers / Gary Burton / Ahmad Jamal / Trio Hum1999Album
Smilin' Billy Suite / A Day In The LifeThe Heath Brothers / Les DeMerle1998Album
Jazz FamilyThe Heath Brothers1998Album
As We Were Saying ...The Heath Brothers1997Album
Brothers And OthersThe Heath Brothers1984Album
Live In ConcertPat Metheny / The Heath Brothers / The Dave Brubeck Quartet / B.B. King1984Compil.
Live At MidemPat Metheny Featuring Dave Brubeck, William O. Smith, Randy Jones, The Heath Brothers1983Album
Brotherly LoveThe Heath Brothers1982Album
Dreamin'The Heath Brothers1981Single
Use It (Don't Abuse It)The Heath Brothers1981Single
Expressions Of LifeThe Heath Brothers1980Album
For The PublicThe Heath Brothers1980Album
Live At The Public TheaterThe Heath Brothers1980Album
In MotionThe Heath Brothers Plus Brass Choir Featuring Stanley Cowell1979Album
MellowdramaThe Heath Brothers1978Single
Passing Thru...The Heath Brothers1978Album
Marchin' On!The Heath Brothers / Albert Heath, Jimmy Heath And Percy Heath Featuring Stanley Cowell1976Album
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