FEATURING: ANTONIO HART - Alto Sax; MARK GROSS - Alto Sax; BOBBY LAVELL - Tenor Sax; SAM DILLON - Tenor Sax; GARY SMULYAN - Baritone Sax; FRANK GREENE - Trumpet; FREDDIE HENDRIX - Trumpet; MIKE RODRIGUEZ - Trumpet; MICHAEL MOSSMAN - Trumpet; JOHN MOSCA - Trombone; STEVE DAVIS - Trombone; RON WILKINS - Trombone; DOUG PURVIANCE - Bass Trombone; JEB PATTON - Piano; DAVID WONG - Bass; EVAN SHERMAN - Drums. Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant instrumentalist and a magnificent composer and arranger. The middle brother of the legendary Heath Brothers (bassist Percy and drummer Tootie) and the father of Mtume, he has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the last 50 years, from Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis to Wynton Marsalis. Heath's career got off to an early start – in 1948 at the age of 21, he performed in the First International Jazz Festival in Paris with McGhee, sharing the stage with Coleman Hawkins, Slam Stewart, and Erroll Garner. One of his earliest big bands (1947-1948) in Philadelphia included John Coltrane, Benny Golson, Specs Wright, Cal Massey, Johnny Coles, Ray Bryant, and Nelson Boyd. Charlie Parker and Max Roach even sat in on one occasion.