THURSDAY'S SOUL MUSIC SHINE(EXHIBIT 5):THE HEATH BROTHERS
THE HEATH BROTHERS WERE AMAZING!!!!!!
combine Jimmy (tenor saxophone), Percy (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums) and pianist Stanley Cowell in Philadelphia and you get jaw dropping classy as well as raw jazz music.What makes the heath brothers so inspiring is that they were also really brothers(see brotherly jazz:the heath brothers dvd(2004)) which is where that spiritual intellect of the sounds is spawned from.They are known for their vast knowledge of improvisational jazz as well as other musical genres that they do not shy away from displaying.
The group was formed in 1975 and currently has two surviving members in the band(jimmy and tootie)but they have had great musicians join their ranks along the way such as James Mtume(Jimmy's heath's son and founder of the r&b group MTUME(see:"juicy Fruit")and Guitarist Tony Purrone.
Also See The Heath Brother's:Smiling Billy Suite which was the sole source of inspiration behind A tribe called quest's Q-tip to Produce "one love" for Nas on his Freshmen lp "Illmatic" which 15 years later is still a classic!!!
One love is an example of what can happen when good music from the past reaches hands with good music from the present to create timeless music for the future.
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