Jimmy Heath – The Quota

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

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”.



Track listing:
All compositions by Jimmy Heath except as indicated

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

Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Julius Watkins – French horn
Cedar Walton – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Albert Heath – drums


Released: 1961
Recorded: April 14 & 20, 1961
New York City
Length: 38:20
Label: Riverside
RLP 372
Producer: Orrin Keepnews