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Percy Heath

Percy Heath (April 30, 1923 – April 28, 2005) was an American jazz bassist, brother of saxophonist Jimmy Heath and drummer Albert Heath, with whom he formed the Heath Brothers in 1975. Heath played with the Modern Jazz Quartet throughout their long history and also worked with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery, and Thelonious Monk.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 30, 1923 (Wilmington), Died April 28, 2005 (Southampton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 84368 4/29/1953 Owl eyes-1 Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 84369 4/29/1953 Study in purple-1 Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 84370 4/29/1953 There's a small hotel Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 84371 4/29/1953 Laura-1 Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 84813 7/6/1953 Maya Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 84814 7/3/1953 Night and day Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 84815 7/6/1953 The nearness of you Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 84816 7/6/1953 Bags' groove Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 85765 1/25/1954 Bernie's tune Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 85766 1/25/1954 Lullaby of the leaves-1 Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 85767 1/25/1954 Night and day Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 85768 1/25/1954 Yesterdays Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 85842 12/29/1953 Goodbye Tony Scott Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 85843 12/29/1953 Swootie Patootie Tony Scott Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 85844 12/29/1953 Sweet Lorraine Tony Scott Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 89232 1/24/1956 Spring it was Mat Mathews Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Heath, Percy," accessed May 15, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320596.

Heath, Percy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 15, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320596.

"Heath, Percy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 15 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320596

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