Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States (1975 – present)
The Heath Brothers was a jazz group formed in 1975 by brothers Jimmy (tenor saxophone), Percy (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums) and pianist Stanley Cowell. Tony Purrone (guitar) and Jimmy's son Mtume (percussion) joined the group later. Tootie left in 1978 and was replaced by Akira Tana for a short period of time before Tootie returned in 1982. They also added other sidemen for some of their recording dates.
The group still exists with just two of the brothers… read more
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