formed January 1, 1975 (age 47)
Jimmy, Percy, and Tootie Heath teamed up in 1975 to form the Heath Brothers. Up until then, bassist Percy had been busy with the Modern Jazz Quartet, but with the group in "retirement" (temporarily as it turned out), all three brothers were free to join forces. Originally a quartet with pianist Stanley Cowell, but expanding after the addition of guitarist Tony Purrone and Jimmy's son Mtume on percussion, the band recorded for Strata East (1975), four albums for Columbia, and two for Island. Tootie Heath left the group early on and was replaced by Akira Tana, although he came back for the final 1983 record. Although the Heath Brothers' music was essentially hard bop, there were occasional departures into jazzy RB on isolated selections. All of their albums are worth seeking out. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
3 Heath Brothers - We Believe (Official Music Video)
This Cannot Be Happening!?!?
3 Heath Brothers - Smell of Smoke (Official Music Video)
The Heath Brothers Ft. Stanley Cowell – Marchin' On! LP 1976
3 Heath Brothers - We Choose Life (Official Music Video)
The Heath Brothers — "Passing Thru..." [Full Album 1978] Jimmy Health / Albert "Tootie" Heath
The Heath Brothers "Live At The Public Theater" [Full Album] 1979 | bernie's bootlegs
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