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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States (1936 – 2001)

Billy Higgins (October 11, 1936 – May 3, 2001) was an American drummer. He played mainly and .

He played on Ornette Coleman's first records, beginning in 1958. Higgins played on such important Coleman albums as Something Else!!!!:The Music of Ornette Coleman (1958), The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959), Free Jazz (1960) and Science Fiction (1971). In 1961 a drug bust stripped Higgins of his cabaret card, prompting him to exit from Coleman's band… read more

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