WorldCat Identities

Higgins, Billy

Overview
Works: 935 works in 2,909 publications in 4 languages and 22,208 library holdings
Genres: Jazz  History  Saxophone music (Jazz)  Bop (Music)  Music  Trumpet music (Jazz)  Live sound recordings  Guitar music (Jazz) 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Composer, Author, Lyricist, Singer, Other, Musician, sde, Proofreader, 1yr
Classifications: M1366, 781.655
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Billy Higgins
The shape of jazz to come by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

39 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleman continues his ideals of freedom in jazz in this album pleasing loyal and casual fans alike
The sidewinder by Lee Morgan( Recording )

53 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go! by Dexter Gordon( Recording )

44 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free jazz a collective improvisation by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet( Recording )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By 1961, when Free Jazz was released, alto saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman was infamous in the jazz world. His searing alto sax and full-ensemble take on melody were assailed by critics. Free Jazz only furthered Coleman's infamy, with its seamless, seemingly atonal high energy and wholesale lack of a melodic or harmonic center. For the session, Coleman assembled two complete quartets and had them play the same music opposite each other, with diving power and a kind of strange grace usually associated with acoustic blues. The music is raw and incisive, with sharp tones and biting solos appearing amidst propulsive rhythms that still seem whispery in their swishing shuffle. This recording helped cast the 1960s--and every decade since--in jazz. It drew a line in the sand, and critics, fans, and musicians are still haggling over the line today."--Andrew Bartlett
Change of the century by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

19 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takin' off by Herbie Hancock( Recording )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wish by Joshua Redman( Recording )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Search for the new land by Lee Morgan( Recording )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let freedom ring by Jackie McLean( Recording )

26 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the eyes and words of John Adams, the political and economic forces which culminated in the Declaration of Independence are revealed
Round midnight original motion picture soundtrack by Dexter Gordon( Recording )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works for me by John Scofield( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty is a rare thing the complete Atlantic recordings by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains the entirety of Ornette Coleman's recorded output for the Atlantic label, including the contents of the following albums: The shape of jazz to come; Change of the century; This is our music; Free jazz; Ornette!; Ornette on tenor; The art of the improvisers; Twins; To whom who keeps a record" -- Container
Something else!!! the music of Ornette Coleman by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

28 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornbread by Lee Morgan( Recording )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cedar Walton plays featuring Ron Carter and Billy Higgins by Cedar Walton( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other side of Round midnight by Dexter Gordon( Recording )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Round Midnight; Berangere's Nightmare #2; Call Sheet Blues; What is this thing called love; Tivoli; Society Red; As Time goes By; It's only a paper moon; Round Midnight
Louis Armstrong and King Oliver by Louis Armstrong( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart of gold by Ellis Marsalis( Recording )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leapin' and lopin' by Sonny Clark( Recording )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejoicing by Pat Metheny( Recording )

25 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Billy Higgins americký bubeník

Billy Higgins Amerikaans jazzmuzikant (1936-2001)

Billy Higgins amerikansk musikar

Billy Higgins amerikansk musiker

Billy Higgins batterista statunitense

Billy Higgins batteur américain

Billy Higgins US-amerikanischer Jazz-Schlagzeuger

Higgins, Bill

Билли Хиггинс

ビリー・ヒギンス

Languages
English (63)

German (14)

French (2)

Dutch (1)

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