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    Billy Higgins (another great drummer) played mainly free jazz and hard bop. As leader​, he made over 10 albums. He played with many different musicians. He made over 700 recordings and also appeared in movies. He was a house drummer for Blue Note records.

    He recorded and played with, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Chris Anderson, Gary Bartz, Paul Bley, Sandy Bull, Jaki Byard, Donald Byrd (4 albums), Joe Castro, Don Cherry, Sonny Clark, George Coleman, Ornette Coleman (9 albums), John Coltrane, Junior Cook, Stanley Cowell, Ray Drummond,
    Teddy Edwards (8 albums), Booker Ervin, Art Farmer (5 albums), Curtis Fuller, Stan Getz, Cal Tjader, Dexter Gordon (10 albums), Grant Green, Dodo Greene, Charlie Haden (4 albums), Slide Hampton, Herbie Hancock , Barry Harris, Eddie Harris (5 albums), Johnny Hartman, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Richard "Groove" Holmes , Paul Horn, Toninho Horta, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson (4 albums), J. J. Johnson, Hank Jones, Dave Holland, Sam Jones, Clifford Jordan (8 albums), Fred Katz, Steve Lacy, Charles Lloyd (5albums), Pat Martino, Jackie McLean (6 albums), Charles McPherson, Pat Metheny, Blue Mitchell, Red Mitchell, Hank Mobley (10 albums), Thelonious Monk, Buddy Montgomery , Frank Morgan (4 albums), Lee Morgan (14 albums), Bheki Mseleku, David Murray, Horace Parlan, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Art Pepper (6 albums), Dave Pike, Jimmy Raney, Sonny Red, Freddie Redd, Joshua Redman, Red Rodney, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Rouse, Pharoah Sanders, John Scofield , Shirley Scott, Archie Shepp, Sonny Simmons, James Spaulding, Robert Stewart, Sonny Stitt, Idrees Sulieman, Ira Sullivan, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Lucky Thompson, The Timeless All Stars (4 albums), Bobby Timmons, Stanley Turrentine, Mal Waldron, Cedar Walton (23 albums), Don Wilkerson, David Williams, Jack Wilson,

    This is Billy playing with Sonny Rollins (tenor Sax) in Italy, 1963 along with Don Cherry (trumpet) and Henri Grimes (bass). The song is
    entitled "52nd Street Theme" (done twice for some reason).

    Last edited by aboveforever; 06-11-2020 at 07:15 PM.

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    This is Billy playing with Lee Morgan (trumpet), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Barry Harris (piano), and Bob Cranshaw (bass) playing the famous song "The Sidewinder" from the album The Sidewinder.


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    That's quite a resume! And 700 recordings?? Wow!!
    I'm less familiar with his drumming but still catching up after all these years.
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