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Joe Henderson

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 November 2011

This week Ken examines the life and music of Joe Henderson, the tenor saxophone star of both Verve & Blue Note Records. Born in Ohio in 1937 Joe Henderson taught himself to play at the young age of 9, later perfecting his craft at college and university. By the time he was 25 he'd led his own band and joined a group with Kenny Dorham. Over the course of his career he went on to play with jazz greats such as Miles Davies and Herbie Hancock and even joined the jazz-rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears.
His own projects won several Grammys and in his later career he became something of a national star in America, even performing for Bill Clinton at his first presidential inauguration. He had a lovely lyrical style with a virtuosic technique and is widely regarded as one of the greatest improvisers in jazz.
Ken is joined in the studio by one of UK's leading saxophonists, Soweto Kinch.

Music Played

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    Joe Henderson Johnny Come Lately (Strayhorn)

    Artists: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Stephen Scott (piano), Christian McBride (bass), Gregory Hutchinson (drums)

    Lush Life, Verve, 5117792, tr: 2

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    Joe Henderson Recorda-Me (Henderson)

    Artists: Kenny Dorham (trumpet); McCoy Tyner (piano); Butch Warren (bass); Pete LaRoca (drums)

    Page One, Blue Note, 41-40

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    Joe Henderson Teeter Totter (Henderson)

    Artists: Kenny Dorham (trumpet); Andrew Hill (piano); Eddie Khan (bass); Pete LaRoca (drums)

    Our Thing, Blue Note, CDP-78411522

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    Joe Henderson Song for my Father (Silver)

    Artists: Horace Silver (piano), Carmell Jones (trumpet), Teddy Smith (bass), Roger Humphries (drums)

    Song for my Father, Blue Note, 55842-01, tr 1

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    Joe Henderson Serenity (Henderson)

    Artists: Kenny Dorham (trumpet); McCoy Tyner (piano); Richard Davis (bass); Elvin Jones (drums)

    In 'n' Out, Blue Note, BLP 4166, tr 1

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    Joe Henderson Mode for Joe (Cedar Walton)

    Artists: Lee Morgan (trumpet); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Cedar Walton (piano); Ron Carter (bass); Joe Chambers (drums)

    Mode for Joe, Blue Note, BST 84227, tr 2

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    Joe Henderson Lazy Afternoon (Latouch / Moross)

    Artists: Steve Kuhn (piano), Steve Swallow (bass), Pete LaRoca (drums)

    Pete LaRoca: Basra, Blue Note, BLP-4205, side 2, tr 2

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    Joe Henderson If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem

    Artists: Woody Shaw (trumpet), George Cables (electric piano), Ron McClure (bass), Lenny White (drums). Tony Waters (congas)

    At The Lighthouse, Milestone records, MCD-47104-2, tr 8

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    Joe Henderson Isotope (Henderson)

    Artists: Al Foster (drums), Ron Carter (bass)

    The State of the Tenor - Live At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 1, Blue Note, BT851, Side 2 tr 3

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    Joe Henderson Cheryl (Parker)

    Artists: Al Foster (drums), Ron Carter (bass)

    The State of the Tenor - Live At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 2, Blue Note, CDP7464262, tr 02

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    Joe Henderson Take the 'A' Train (Strayhorn)

    Artist: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Stephen Scott (piano), Christian Mcbride (bass), Gregory Hutchinson (drums)

    Lush Life, Verve, number; 5117792, tr 07

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    Joe Henderson Miles Ahead (Davis / Evans)

    Artists: John Scofield (guitar); Dave Holland (bass); Al Foster (drums)

    So Near so Far (Musings for Miles), Verve, 517 674-2, tr 1

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    Joe Henderson Once I Loved (Jobim)

    Artist: Oscar Castro-Neves (guitar)

    Double Rainbow, Verve, 527-222 2

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    Joe Henderson Johnny Come Lately (Strayhorn)

    Artists: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Stephen Scott (piano), Christian McBride (bass), Gregory Hutchinson (drums)

    Lush Life, Verve, 5117792 , tr 02

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