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Bill McHenry

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Bill McHenry

Bill McHenry is a saxophonist, composer and bandleader living in Brooklyn New York. He is known for his melodic/free form composing and improvising, demostrated most recently on his newest CD “ROSES”.

New York Times critic Ben Ratliff writes: “Any musician who works so effectively against a common language, and uses cliché so little in the process, is worth listening to. There are tons of young jazz saxophonists out there pursuing ideas of harmony and structure and rhythm, but he has something rare going for him. He has a sound. Mr. McHenry is a fresh new voice: He can play with un-orthodox structure and get as free as you want, but he maintains a ripe, lovely tone straight out of the 1950's. Lyrical is probably the most overused word in jazz criticism, but if anyone deserves the word, Mr. McHenry is the one.”...
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    Ghosts Of The Sun

    Sunnyside Records
    2012
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    Ghosts Of The Sun

    Birdology
    2011
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    Sonic Pressure

    Fresh Sound New Talent
    2009
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    Roses

    Sunnyside Records
    2008
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    Bill McHenry Quartet Featuring Paul Motian

    Fresh Sound New Talent
    2004
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    Bill McHenry Quartet feat. Paul Motian

    Blue Moon
    2003
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    Rest Stop

    Birdology
    1998
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Ghosts Of The Sun

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