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Eddie Higgins Discography [34 albums] (1961-2012) (320 kbps)

25-11-2014, 21:39
Music | Discography

Eddie Higgins Discography [34 albums] (1961-2012) (320 kbps)

Artist: Eddie Higgins
Title Of Album: Discography
Year Of Release: 1961-2012
Genre: Jazz, Piano Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop
Quality: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 32:22:16 min
Total Size: 4,95 Gb

Edward Haydn Higgins (February 21, 1932 - August 31, 2009) was a jazz pianist, composer and orchestrator. Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Higgins initially studied privately with his mother. He started his professional career in Chicago, Illinois, while studying at the Northwestern University School of Music. An elegant and sophisticated pianist, his encyclopedic harmonic approach and wide range of his repertory made him one of the most distinctive jazz pianists to come out of Chicago, gaining the respect of local and visiting musicians for his notable mastery of the instrument. Higgins also had the unusual ability to sound equally persuasive in a broad span of music, whether he was playing traditional swing, exciting bebop or reflexive ballads, providing the tone and stylistic flavor of each styles, as both a soloist and as accompanist.

For more than two decades Higgins worked at some of Chicago's most prestigious jazz clubs, including the Brass Rail, Preview Lounge, Blue Note, Cloister Inn and Jazz Ltd. His longest and most memorable tenure was at the long gone London House, where he led his jazz trio from the late 1950s to the late 1960s, playing opposite the greatest jazz stars of this period, including Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Erroll Garner, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson and George Shearing, among others. Later, Higgins said the opportunities to play jazz music with Coleman Hawkins and Oscar Peterson were unforgettable moments. Eddie's time spent at the London House Restaurant was with two of the best sidemen that Chicago has produced, bassist Richard Evans and drummer Marshall Thompson. Thompson was a very articulate drummer and teacher as well as a recording performer. One particularly notable event that took place at the London House was Richard Evans introducing drummer Maurice White to jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis. After his stint with Ramsey, Maurice went on to form the renowned group Earth, Wind & Fire. At the time of this introduction, Maurice was a studio drummer at Chess Records. Eddie also worked for Chess records as a producer.

During his stay in Chicago, Higgins also recorded a significant number of albums under his auspices and many more as a sideman with a wide variety of musicians, ranging in style from tenor saxophonists Coleman Hawkins to Wayne Shorter; trumpeters Bobby Lewis to Freddie Hubbard, and trombonists Jack Teagarden to Al Grey. His versatility was captured on stage and records, backing up singers and leading his own projects as both pianist and orchestrator, working in every jazz circle from dixieland to modal styles.

In 1970, Higgins moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and began spending winters in Florida and summers on Cape Cod, where he played in local clubs. Since the early 1980s, he traveled widely on the jazz festival circuit and has performed frequently in Europe and Japan. His releases on the Japanese Venus label earned him number one in jazz sales on more than one album. Since then, Higgins played his music mainly in East Asia including Japan and South Korea and became sensationally famous. During his career in East Asia, Higgins formed a trio with Joe Ascione (Drums), Jay Leonhart (Bass), which is known as Eddie Higgins Trio

In 1988, Higgins and jazz singer and pianist Meredith d'Ambrosio were married and became a popular team at clubs and festivals, as well as recording for Sunnyside Records. In 2009, dates in Japan and Korea were on his calendar of upcoming concerts, which were suspended due to a long illness.

Higgins died in Fort Lauderdale at the age of 77.

1961. Eddie Higgins – Eddie Higgins [65:42] {Released 2002}
1980. Eddie Higgins – Sweet Lorraine [43:59]
1986/1992. Eddie Higgins – By Request [56:36]
1990. Eddie Higgins – I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me [57:33] {Released 2005}
1994. Eddie Higgins Quartet – When Your Lover Has Gone [62:57] {Released 2005}
1996. Eddie Higgins – Portrait In Black And White [66:09]
1997. Eddie Higgins Trio – Haunted Heart [50:16]
1998. Eddie Higgins – Speaking Of Jobim [58:02]
1998. Eddie Higgins Trio – Again [66:24]
1999. Eddie Higgins – Time On My Hands [69:33]
2000. Eddie Higgins Trio – Don't Smoke In Bed [60:23]
2001. Eddie Higgins Trio – Bewitched [63:47]
2001. Eddie Higgins Quartet – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [67:28]
2002. Eddie Higgins Trio – Dear Old Stockholm [74:29]
2002. Eddie Higgins Quartet – My Foolish Heart [73:37]
2003. Eddie Higgins – You Don't Know What Love Is [54:58]
2003. Eddie Higgins With Strings – Moonlight Becomes You [49:52]
2003. The Best Of Tenderly Eddie Higgins [65:52]
2004. Eddie Higgins Trio – If Dreams Come True [67:19]
2004. Eddie Higgins Trio – Christmas Songs [52:36]
2004. Eddie Higgins Quartet – My Funny Valentine [68:02]
2004. Nicole Henry With Eddie Higgins Trio – Teach Me Tonight [54:45]
2005. Eddie Higgins Trio – A Fine Romance [62:31]
2005. Eddie Higgins Trio – A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening [62:58]
2005. Eddie Higgins Trio – Secret Love [61:07]
2005. Eddie Higgins Trio – You Are Too Beautiful [59:50]
2005. Eddie Higgins Trio – Amor [54:21]
2005. Eddie Higgins Trio – Ballad Higgins [57:28]
2006. Eddie Higgins Quintet – It's Magic [64:16]
2006. Eddie Higgins Trio – Christmas Songs II [53:04]
2008. Eddie Higgens Quintet – A Handful Of Stars [71:40]
2008. Eddie Higgins Solo Piano – Standards By Request 1st Day & 2nd Day (2 CD)[61:16 / 61:11]
2009. Eddie Higgins & Scott Hamilton & Ken Peplowski – Essential Best [73:05]
2012. Venus Jazz Wine Bar

Eddie Higgins Discography [34 albums] (1961-2012) (320 kbps)

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