The saxophonist Jimmy Heath, among others, well-known by the jazz band, The Heath Brothers, on Sunday, at the age of 93 passed away. Reports that his letter to National Public Radio.
Heath, whose nickname was “Little Bird”, started his career in 1948 as a saxophonist in big bands. He has shared the stage with jazzlegendes such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Charlie Parker. In the Netherlands, he was in 2012 remains to be seen, along with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw in amsterdam.
“Trane (John Coltrane, ed.). it was always full of praise about the game as Jimmy, and so do I”, said Davis was more about the Size. “In addition, he was a cool guy, very funny and very smart.”
Outside of his gigs, the Heath, more than one hundred albums, including seven with The Heath Brothers). Three times, he received a Grammy award nomination. He wrote, besides various works for artists such as Chet Baker and Ray Charles.