While I have been listening to jazz for decades, I was not familiar with Jimmy Heath by name, although I certainly have heard him play on recordings. I am very familiar with his brother, bassist Percy Heath.
Imagine the talented Heath family with brothers Jimmy, Percy and drummer Albert Heath. Amazing!
A few days ago, when I learned of Mr. Heath’s passing, I decided to do a search on Qobuz for his albums and spent the evening listening to his music. What a fantastic tool is Qobuz!
Hopefully, others like me who were unfamiliar with Jimmy Heath, or who had simply not listened recently to his enormous talents, will spend some time re-discovering his talents.