Eddie Higgins – Anticipation (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:25:08 minutes | 903 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Edward Haydn Higgins (February 21, 1932 – August 31, 2009) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and orchestrator.
Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 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 style, both as soloist and 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 jazz stars of this period, including Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Erroll Garner, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Wes Montgomery, 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. Higgins spent his time at the London House Restaurant with bassist Richard Evans and drummer Marshall Thompson. Higgins also worked for Chess Records as a producer.
1. Eddie Higgins – Falling in Love with Love
2. Eddie Higgins – Somewhere over the Rainbow
3. Eddie Higgins – Zarac
4. Eddie Higgins – Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
5. Eddie Higgins – I’ll Be Loving You
6. Eddie Higgins – Night in Tunisia
7. Eddie Higgins – You Leave Me Breathless
8. Eddie Higgins – Satin Doll
9. Eddie Higgins – Strike up the Band
10. Eddie Higgins – Prelude to a Kiss
11. Eddie Higgins – Getting Sentimental over You
12. Eddie Higgins – Foot’s Bag
13. Eddie Higgins – Tangerine
14. Eddie Higgins – Spring Is Here
15. Eddie Higgins – Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
16. Eddie Higgins – Blues for Big Scotia
17. Eddie Higgins – You’d Be so Nice to Come Home To