The Thumper

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The Thumper
Studio album by Jimmy Heath
Released 1960
Recorded November 27 & 30, 1959
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:50
Label Riverside
RLP 314
Jimmy Heath chronology
The Thumper
(1959)
Really Big!
(1960)

The Thumper is the debut album by saxophonist Jimmy Heath featuring performances recorded in 1959 originally released on the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic says, "The excellent session of late '50s straightahead jazz is uplifted above the normal level by Heath's writing".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jimmy Heath except as indicated

  1. "For Minors Only" - 4:53
  2. "Who Needs It?" (Wynton Kelly) - 5:35
  3. "Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care to Know)" (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 5:02
  4. "Two Tees" - 4:14
  5. "The Thumper" - 4:01
  6. "New Keep" - 4:11
  7. "For All We Know" (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis) - 4:35
  8. "I Can Make You Love Me" (Peter DeRose, Bob Russell) - 3:27
  9. "Nice People" - 3:52

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed October 22, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 22, 2012