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Joe Henderson

Julian Siegel joins Alyn Shipton to assess the music of fellow saxophonist Joe Henderson, who was regarded as one of the finest exponents of the tenor sax in jazz.

Joe Henderson was one of the finest tenor saxophonists in jazz. Fellow saxophonist Julian Siegel joins Alyn Shipton to assess Henderson's catalogue of discs from his early Blue Note days to his final triumphs playing the music of Strayhorn and Jobim. The programme also includes part of an archive interview with Henderson.

Joe Henderson's career falls into two distinct parts, his early days as a young lion, recording with the cream of 1960s modern jazz players for Blue Note, and his remarkable comeback after his celebrated trio disc "The State of the Tenor" in 1985, which led to a new international touring career. He discusses this later stage of his career with Alyn Shipton in a Radio 3 interview from the mid-1990s and the rest of his catalogue is assessed by Julian Siegel, a frequent UK poll winner who has been greatly influenced by Henderson.

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Sun 19 Jun 2011 00:00

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  • Joe Henderson

    Recorda Me

    Composer: Henderson Performers: Kenny Dorham, tp; Joe Henderson, ts; McCoy Tyner, p; Butch Warren, b; Pete La Roca, d. Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 3 June 1963.

    • Page One.
    • Blue Note.
    • 4140.
  • Joe Henderson

    In 'N Out

    Composer: Henderson Performers: Kenny Dorham, tp; Joe Henderson, ts; McCoy Tyner, p; Richard Davis, b; Elvin Jones, d. Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 10 Apr 1964.

    • In ‘N Out.
    • Blue Note.
    • 7465102.
  • Joe Henderson

    Mode For Joe

    Composer: Walton Performers: Joe Henderson, ts; Lee Morgan, tp; Curtis Fuller, tb; Bobby Hutcherson, vib; Cedar Walton, p; Ron Carter, b; Joe Chambers, d. Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 27 Jan 1966.

    • Mode For Joe.
    • Blue Note.
    • 784227 2.
  • McCoy Tyner

    Search For Peace

    Composer: Tyner Performers: Joe Henderson, ts; McCoy Tyner, p; Ron Carter, b; Elvin Jones, d. Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 21 Apr 1967.

    • The Real McCoy.
    • Blue Note.
    • 7465122.
  • Joe Henderson with the Wynton Kelly Trio

    Four

    Composer: Davis Performers: Joe Henderson, ts; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. "Left Bank Jazz Society", Baltimore, MD, 21 Apr 1968.

    • Four.
    • Verve.
    • 314 523 657-2.
  • Joe Henderson

    Power To The People

    Composer: Henderson Performers: Joe Henderson, ts; Mike Lawrence, tp; Herbie Hancock, ep; Ron Carter, eb; Jack De Johnette, d. Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, 23 May 1969.

    • Power To The People.
    • Milestone.
    • 30130.
  • Joe Henderson

    The Bead Game

    Composer: Henderson Performers: Joe Henderson, ts; Ron Carter, b; Al Foster, d. The Village Vanguard, New York City, 14, 15 or 16 Nov 1985.

    • The State of The Tenor: Live At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 2.
    • Blue Note.
    • 7464262.
  • Joe Henderson

    Once I Loved

    Composer: Jobim Performers: Joe Henderson, ts; Oscar Castro-Neves, g. Clinton Recording Studios, New York City, 5 or 6 Nov 1994.

    • Double Rainbow: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
    • Verve.
    • 5272222.
  • Joe Henderson

    Black Narcissus

    Composer: Joe Henderson Performers: Joe Henderson, ts (solo); Dick Oatts, Steve Wilson, as; Tim Ries, Charlie Pillow, ts; Gary Smulyan, bs; Jon Faddis, Byron Stripling, Tony Kadleck, Michael Mossman, Ray Vega, tp; Conrad Herwig, Keith O’Quinn, Larry Farrell, Dave Taylor, tb; Chick Corea, p; Christian McBride, b; Al Foster, d; Bob Belden, cond, arr. The Hit Factory, New York City, 24 June 1996.

    • Joe Henderson: Big Band.
    • Verve.
    • 5334512.

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