BILLY HIGGINS

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Billy Higgins (October 11, 1936 – May 3, 2001) was an American jazz drummer. He played mainly free jazz and hard bop.

He played on Ornette Coleman's first records, beginning in 1958. Higgins played on such important Coleman albums as Something Else!!!!:The Music of Ornette Coleman (1958), The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959), Free Jazz (1960) and Science Fiction (1971). In 1961 a drug bust stripped Higgins of his cabaret card, prompting him to exit from Coleman's band. He focused on studio work, becoming the unofficial house drummer at Blue Note Records and working extensively with hard bop and other post-bop players, including Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, Jackie McLean, Pat Metheny, Hank Mobley, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, David Murray, Art Pepper, Sonny Rollins, Mal Waldron, and Cedar Walton. He played on over 700 recordings, including recordings of rock and funk.

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BILLY HIGGINS Soweto album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soweto
Hard Bop 1979
BILLY HIGGINS Once More album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Once More
Hard Bop 1980
BILLY HIGGINS The Soldier album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Soldier
Hard Bop 1981
BILLY HIGGINS Mr. Billy Higgins album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr. Billy Higgins
Hard Bop 1985
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Bridgework
Hard Bop 1987
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Interface (with Hank Jones & Dave Holland)
Bop 1989
BILLY HIGGINS The Essence (with Ray Drummond & Hank Jones) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essence (with Ray Drummond & Hank Jones)
Hard Bop 1991
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3/4 For Peace
Hard Bop 1994
BILLY HIGGINS Billy Higgins, Cedar Walton, Bob Berg, Tony Dumas ‎: once more album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy Higgins, Cedar Walton, Bob Berg, Tony Dumas ‎: once more
Hard Bop 1994
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Billy Higgins Quintet
Hard Bop 1997

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Billy's Smile
Post Bop 2002

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