The Bebop Shop : A Swingin' Affair: Blue Notes & Hard Bop Classics : Jimmy Heath
Thumper was his first LP for the Riverside label a sextet session with Nat Adderley (cornet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) & Albert Heath (drums).
On the follow-up, Really Big!, Heath worked with a 10 piece orchestra to get a big band sound and the loose feeling of a small group. Personnel: Clark Terry (trumpet), Nat Adderley (cornet), Dick Berg (French horn), Pat Patrick ( baritone sax), Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Jimmy Heath (tenor sax), Tommy Flanagan/Cedar Walton (piano) Percy Heath ( bass), Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums). (Discovery Records) Price: £12.99