Percy Heath

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One of the Heath brothers, Percy was a remarquable accompanist to top-of-the-top bop leaders of the time (Davis, Monk...) and an eminent member of the Modern Jazz Quartet during... 40 years.
The legend wants that he issued his "first" record (under his own name) at 80 years old.

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Percy Heath (April 30, 1923 – April 28, 2005) was an American jazz bassist, brother to tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath and drummer Albert Heath, with whom he formed the Heath Brothers in 1975. Heath played with the Modern Jazz Quartet throughout their long history and also worked with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery and Thelonious Monk.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Interplay Bill Evans with Freddie Hubbard, Percy Heath, Jim Hall & Philly Joe Jones 13
2004 A Love Song Percy Heath 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Newport in New York '72 - The Jam Sessions, Volume 2 Big Black, John Blair, Kenny Burrell, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Bennie Green, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, Max Roach, Mary Lou Williams 1

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