The Quota (Audiophile 180gr. HQ Vinyl)
  • Riverside RLP 9372 Riverside RLP 9372

Jimmy Heath

The Quota (Audiophile 180gr. HQ Vinyl)

Jazz Workshop Vinyl

Personnel:
Jimmy Heath (ts), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Julius Watkins (Frh), Cedar Walton (p), Percy Heath (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

Reference: JW-073 LP

Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / STEREO
Label: JAZZ WORKSHOP
Catalogue Reference: JW-073
Recording Year: 1961
Country of Pressing: SPAIN
Comments: Sealed New Copy
Reissue of the original Riverside RLP 9372
Cover Grade: MINT
Vinyl Grade: MINT


Side One:

1. The Quota (Heath) 5:04
2. Lowland Lullaby (Heath) 4:32
3. Thinking of You (Kalmar-Ruby) 5:04
4. Bells and Horns (Jackson) 4:51

Side Two

1. Down Shift (Heath) 5:43
2. When Sunny Gets Blue (Fisher-Segal) 6:27
3. Funny Time (Heath) 6:21

Originally issued in Stereo on Riverside RLP 9372

Personnel:
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Julius Watkins (French horn), Jimmy Heath (tenor sax), Cedar Walton (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (drums).
Arrangements by Jimmy Heath
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, April 14 & 20, 1961

Original recording produced by Orrin Keepnews
Recording Engineer: Ray Fowler

Original cover designs: Ken Deardoff
Photography by Steve Schafiro
Liner notes: Ed Sherman
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Review:

"Jimmy Heath's considerable talents are very evident on this fine hard bop title. His supple, Dexter Gordon-inspired tenor work shines throughout the album's seven tracks, which range from the challenging yet fleet originals "Funny Time" and "The Quota" to attractive covers like "When Sunny Gets Blue" and Milt Jackson's "Bells and Horns." Heath also mixes it up stylistically with elements of both East Coast jazz (Philly native, vigorous ensemble work) and West Coast jazz (spry, vaporous arrangements), showing his flexibility amidst the music's healthy, bi-coastal rivalry of the late-'50s and early-'60s California stars Art Pepper and Chet Baker would cover several Heath numbers on their excellent 1956 collaboration Playboys. The Quota also benefits from stellar solo contributions by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, French horn player Julius Watkins, and pianist Cedar Walton; brothers Percy and Albert Heath handle the bass and drums chores admirably, and they make a family reunion of it. The Quota's strong material, tight arrangements, and thoughtful solos help make this Heath title one of the better hard bop releases available and a must for any jazz collection."

Stephen Cook -All Music Guide

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$19.14  (tax incl.)

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