20 nov. 2008


Billy Higgins. Mr. Billy Higgins. (1984; 1993)

This features Higgins on drums and Gary Byas on various wind instruments. Higgins was one of the most recorded drummers of all time, appearing on thousands of albums, but this is one of his only albums as a leader. While the other players don't reach his level of renown the album is very mellow and swinging. I never tire of it. Higgins is the dominant voice, but does not dominate, if that makes sense. He lays back when he needs to. Check out the track "John Coltrane."