We remember Billy Higgins. ‘Soldier Higgins’

This day (May 3, 2001), in Inglewood, California, died Billy Higgins, an American jazz drummer who played on over 700 recordings.

VIDEO DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

w/ Charles Lloyd – Supreme Love Dance . Documentary (1996) . w/ Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny & Christian mcBride (1993) . w/ 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) . w/ Sonny Rollins, Don Cherry, Henry Grimes – In Rome (1963) .

TOP 10

Billy Higgins Top 10 :

Sugar and Spice . Hermitage . Cedar’s Blues . Nardis . Just in Time . My Ship . Midnite Waltz . ‘Round Midnight . Echi . My Funny Valentine .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Recorded October 8 and 9, 1959, Change of the Century is the fourth studio album by Ornette Coleman with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins. >>

Lee Morgan’s The Gigolo is an album recorded on June 25 & July 1, 1965 with a quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, Harold Mabern, Bob Cranshaw and Billy Higgins . >>

Recorded on September 18, 1965, Cornbread is an album by Lee Morgan with Herbie Hancock, Billy Higgins, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley and Larry Ridley. >>

Delightfulee Morgan with Lee Morgan is an album, recorded on April 8 & May 27, 1966, with Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Bob Cranshaw and Billy Higgins and a big band. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1985] the Timeless All Stars – that is Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Curtis Fuller (tb), Harld Land (ts), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Cedar Walton (p), Buster Williams (b) and Billy Higgins (d) – perform in Hamburg, Germany >> 127 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (May 3, 2001), in Inglewood, California, died Billy Higgins, an American jazz drummer who played on over 700 recordings.

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@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.

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