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The Thumper Original recording remastered


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1. For Minors Only
2. Who Needs It?
3. Don't You Know I Care
4. Two Tees
5. The Thumper
6. New Keep
7. For All We Know
8. I Can Make You Love Me
9. Nice People

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  • Audio CD (April 13, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Original Jazz Classics
  • ASIN: B000000Z92
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,299 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Michael Brad Richman HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on September 6, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I don't know what is a bigger shame, the fact that "The Thumper," Jimmy Heath's debut as a leader, was not made until he was 33 (!), or the fact that so few people know about the merits of this album. Despite the fact that he had recorded in the early 50s which such jazz giants as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and J.J. Johnson, it took the success of fellow Philadelphians John Coltrane and Benny Golson for Heath to get his own recording contract. But enough venting, let's get to this stunning album. An all-star band of Nat Adderley, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and brother Albert "Tootie" Heath join Jimmy on this 1959 session, that has a similar format to a Blue Mitchell-led session (Blue Soul -- see my review) recorded in the same month as "The Thumper" and also featuring Heath. "The Thumper" consists of nine short songs (the longest logging in at just over 5 1/2 minutes), including five Heath originals, one of which is the definitive version of his classic "For Minors Only." As on "Blue Soul," the other horn players sit out on the ballads, the standards "Don't You Know I Care" and "I Can Make You Love Me," to allow Heath to play with only the rhythm section. This album is a classic hard bop "thumper" that should not be missing from your collection.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rolltide on September 4, 2004
Format: Audio CD
After all those years as a great session man jimmy heath finally gets his shot as leader and does he ever deliver. "The thumper" is a classic the first of 4 straight brilliant riverside albums(Thumper-Really big-quota-triple threat) that are simply among the finest jazz you will ever hear. If you have yet to grace your collection with some of these titles you are seriously missing out.

Heath brings a thick sextet sound to this riverside classic with brilliant taut arrangements and excellent writing. The album begins with a classic heath tune called minor vamp that swings big time. It is followed with the sassy "who needs it" and the super sweet "dont you know i care". The players here are stellar and tight. Jimmy's brother albert provides a big drum sound to hold the band together and brilliant performances abound by heath ts, nat adderly cornet and wynton kelly piano. Songs 4-6 are all heath numbers as well that are spirited and lyrical supported as always by excellent heath solos. In addition are the sweet nostalgic "for all we know and the breezy "i can make you love me".

This is definitely jimmy heath's signature album and is a must for any serious jazz collection. You must have it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Ronai on May 6, 2012
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This is a welcome re-release of Jimmy Heath's debut album as a leader. Just one look at the line-up is enough to whet the appetite of any jazz fan who is familiar with the names of a wealth of talent who went onto greater things. Recorded under the guidance of Orrin Keepnews for Riverside Records in 1959, this relatively short album (by today's standards) demonstrates the collective creative talents of Nat Adderley, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Albert Heath - Jimmy's younger brother - and, of course, Jimmy himself. The arrangements are tight and the the three horn frontline is a welcome change from so many quintet recordings featuring sax and trumpet without the trombone.

In 1960 Jimmy Heath would go on to record his next album for Riverside called "Really Big!" which again would feature a host of talented musicians and the success of that album would establish Jimmy not only as an excellent sax player but also as a highly individual arranger. This album, "The Thumper" is a great introduction to the work of Jimmy Heath.
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By Joseph L. Kolb on October 31, 2014
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great, lively recording with a great line up: jimmy heath, nat adderley, curtis fuller, wynton kelly, paul chambers and albert heath. recorded in '59 this was a very promising first release by heath who was 33 at the time. clearly all musicians playing were playing from the heart. only 9 songs totally 41 minutes, it is a shame there wasn't more to offer. call it bop, blues, funk, contemporary jazz, or whatever. this clearly will bring memories of a hot summer night at a downtown jazz club with everyone groovin' to the scene. if you're fans of coltrane, lee morgan, and benny golson, you'll feel quite at home with this cd. it's hard to pick out any one or two songs as they are all outstanding. i'm sure if you listen to jazz a lot on the radio, you'll recognize many of these tunes either done by heath himself or featured by other artists such as miles davis or chet baker. this is a highly recommended release to any lover of jazz both young or old. the music on this cd is amazingly 55 years old and sounds fresh and timeless to this day.
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