Tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger Jimmy Heath and drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath have more than a century in the jazz limelight to their credit. They have played and recorded with a near-endless list of jazz immortals and icons including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and many more.
This is masterful music from the brothers’ current working quartet that includes two rising young jazz stars: pianist Jeb Patton and bassist David Wong.
“Keeping the swing faith with a time-honored groove.” — Chicago Tribune
“One looks for good news anywhere lately, and the bass and drum-playing Heath Brothers alone—with cleanly articulated, deep, rich bass notes and an easy, funky swing—can supply it.” — Ben Ratliff, New York Times
Jimmy Heath – tenor sax, soprano sax (tracks 5 & 8)
Jeb Patton – piano
David Wong – bass
Albert “Tootie” Heath – drums
Claudio Roditi – shaker (track 9)