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Higgins, Billy

Overview
Works: 1,132 works in 2,380 publications in 3 languages and 17,796 library holdings
Genres: History  Jazz  Saxophone music (Jazz)  Bop (Music)  Trumpet music (Jazz)  Guitar music (Jazz) 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Composer, Lyricist, Other, Singer, sde, 1yr, Musician, Proofreader
Classifications: M1366.C63, 781.655
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Billy Higgins Publications about Billy Higgins
Publications by  Billy Higgins Publications by Billy Higgins
posthumous Publications by Billy Higgins, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Billy Higgins
The shape of jazz to come by Ornette Coleman ( Recording )
30 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...It's the entire album, which still has suck freshness: it spills all over your idea of what jazz is but makes inherent sense, cohering with the like-mindedness of a suite."--New York Times Essential Library Jazz
The sidewinder by Lee Morgan ( Recording )
43 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Go! by Dexter Gordon ( Recording )
35 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Free jazz a collective improvisation by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 441 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
Wish by Joshua Redman ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Change of the century by Ornette Coleman ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takin' off by Herbie Hancock ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Round midnight original motion picture soundtrack by Dexter Gordon ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Works for me by John Scofield ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beauty is a rare thing the complete Atlantic recordings by Ornette Coleman ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The other side of Round midnight by Dexter Gordon ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 231 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
Let freedom ring by Jackie McLean ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 220 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
Heart of gold by Ellis Marsalis ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Something else!!! the music of Ornette Coleman by Ornette Coleman ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Search for the new land by Lee Morgan ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cornbread by Lee Morgan ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leapin' and lopin' by Sonny Clark ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rejoicing by Pat Metheny ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete science fiction sessions by Ornette Coleman ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of Horace Silver by Horace Silver ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1:Opus De Funk3:25; 2: Doodlin 6:44; 3: Room 608 5:17; 4: The Preacher 4:07; 5: Senor Blues 7:00; 6: Cool Eyes 5:55; 7: Home Cookin 6:25; 8: Soulville 6:15; 9: Cookin' At the Continental 4:50; 10: Peace 5:57; 11: Sister Sadie 6:15; 12: Blowin' the Blues Away
 
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Alternative Names
Higgins, Bill
Languages
English (60)
German (8)
French (2)
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