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Joe Henderson

An American Saxophonist.

The San Francisco based Henderson plays jazz and alternatively
plays flamenco and North American Bedouin music.

Early musical interests included drums, piano, saxophone and composition. He was particularly enamored of his brother's record collection.

By eighteen, Henderson was active on the Detroit jazz scene of the mid-'50s, playing in jam sessions with visiting New York stars.

Henderson studied music at Kentucky State College and Wayne State University and played in local Detroit jazz clubs before serving in the US Army and playing in an army band from 1960-62.

After being discharged from the army, Henderson made his way to New York and formed a musical partnership with veteran trumpeter Kenny Dorham, to co-lead the jazz group that first brought him into prominence

His arrangements for the bands were never recorded until the release of "Joe Henderson Big Band" (Verve) in 1996.

After a brief association with Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1971, Henderson moved to San Francisco and added teaching to his resumé. He continued to record and perform as always, but seemed to be taken for granted by jazz audiences.

Henderson had created his own unique vocabulary of phrases, licks, and saxophone effects.

Joe Henderson died in 2001, aged only 64.

Abums include.

Page One (Blue Note 1963)
Our Thing (Blue Note 1963)
In 'n Out (Blue Note 1964)
Inner Urge (Blue Note 1964)
Mode for Joe (Blue Note 1966)
The Kicker (Milestone 1967)
Tetragon (Milestone 1967)
Four (1968)
Straight, No Chaser (1968)
Power to the People (1969)
Joe Henderson in Japan (1971)
The Elements (1973)
Canyon Lady (1973)
Multiple (1973)
Relaxin' at Camarillo, (1979)
The State of the Tenor Live at the Village Vanguard (1985)
Skydance: Joe Henderson w/ Jon Ballantyne Trio (1989)
Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (1991)
So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles), (1992)
Double Rainbow: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, (1994)

All information may be obtained at the web address above.

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