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Percy Heath
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Percy Heath, New York City, June 1977
Background information
Born (1923-04-30)April 30, 1923
Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.
Died April 28, 2005(2005-04-28) (aged 81)
Southampton, New York, U.S.
Genres Jazz, cool jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Double bass
Associated acts Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Heath, Miles Davis, Johnny Griffin, Modern Jazz Quartet, The Heath Brothers

Percy Heath (April 30, 1923 – April 28, 2005) was an American jazz bassist. He was the brother of saxophonist Jimmy Heath and drummer Albert Heath, with whom he formed the Heath Brothers in 1975.

Heath played with the Modern Jazz Quartet throughout their long history and also worked with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery, and Thelonious Monk.

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