The Quota

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The Quota
The Quota.jpg
Studio album by Jimmy Heath
Released 1961
Recorded April 14 & 20, 1961
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:20
Label Riverside
RLP 372
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Jimmy Heath chronology
Really Big!
The Quota
Triple Threat

The Quota is the third album by saxophonist Jimmy Heath featuring performances recorded in 1961 originally released on the Riverside label.[1]


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

Stephen Cook of Allmusic says, "Jimmy Heath's considerable talents are very evident on this fine hard bop title... The Quota's strong material, tight arrangements, and thoughtful solos help make this Heath title one of the better hard bop releases available and a must for any jazz collection".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jimmy Heath except as indicated

  1. "The Quota" - 5:08
  2. "Lowland Lullaby" - 4:38
  3. "Thinking of You" (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) - 5:08
  4. "Bells and Horns" (Milt Jackson) - 4:55
  5. "Down Shift" - 5:47
  6. "When Sunny Gets Blue" (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal) - 6:29
  7. "Funny Time" - 6:23



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed October 23, 2012
  2. ^ a b Cook, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 23, 2012