Jimmy Heath – Love Letter (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:16 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Jimmy Heath made one of his first appearances on record as a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s band, late in 1949. Released on Capitol under the title Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra, it featured Heath on alto saxophone alongside his fellow Philadelphian, an up-and-comer named John Coltrane.
Almost precisely 70 years later, Heath went into the studio to record a ballads album titled Love Letter — a career capstone of sorts, featuring an all-star assemblage of talent. Among the songs featured on the album is a new version of Gillespie’s “Con Alma,” featuring Heath on tenor saxophone alongside Monte Croft’s warmly resonant vibraphone and Russell Malone’s chiming guitar.
1. Jimmy Heath – Ballad From Upper Neighbors Suite
2. Jimmy Heath – Left Alone
3. Jimmy Heath – Inside Your Heart
4. Jimmy Heath – La Mesha
5. Jimmy Heath – Don’t Misunderstand
6. Jimmy Heath – Con Alma
7. Jimmy Heath – Fashion Or Passion
8. Jimmy Heath – Don’t Explain