This day (May 3, 2001), in Inglewood, California, died Billy Higgins, an American jazz drummer who played on over 700 recordings.
Wikipedia : This day (May 3, 2001), in Inglewood, California, died Billy Higgins, an American jazz drummer who played on over 700 recordings.
@allmusic : As a member of the groundbreaking Ornette Coleman-led quartet that launched the free jazz renaissance, Billy Higgins remains one of the most important and controversial drummers in music history.
@last.fm : He focused on studio work, becoming the unofficial house drummer at Blue Note Records and working extensively with hard bop and other post-bop players, including Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, Jackie McLean, Pat Metheny, Hank Mobley, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, David Murray, Art Pepper, Sonny Rollins, Mal Waldron, and Cedar Walton.
Video : w/ Charles Lloyd – Supreme Love Dance . Documentary (1996) . w/ Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny & Christian mcBride (1993) . Tete Montoliu Trio – Lament (1990) . w/ Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden – Lonely Woman (1986) . w/ Freddie Hubbard & Johnny Griffin – Well You Needn’t (1986) . George Coleman Octet – Conservation (1981) . Ornette Coleman Quartet – Roma (1974) .