Eddie Henderson

Eddie Henderson is one of today's top and most original jazz trumpet players. Henderson was born in New York City October 26, 1940. His father sang with the Charioteers, and his mother danced as one of the Brown twins at the Cotton club. Louis Armstrong gave Eddie his first few trumpet lessons at the age of nine.

Eddie moved with his family to San Francisco when he was 14 years old. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1954 to '56. Around 1956, Miles Davis was guest at Eddie Henderson's home during a black Hawk Jazz Club gig and was impressed with Eddie's ability to perform his famous “Sketches of Spain” without a fluff but encouraged Henderson to seek his own originality.

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Albums

Collective Portrait
Collective Portrait
Smoke Sessions
2015
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Mahal
Repertoire Records
2011
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Heritage
Heritage
Blue Note Records
2009
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Precious Moment
Precious Moment
Kind of Blue Records
2006
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Time & Spaces
Time & Spaces
Sirocco Music Limited
2004
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So What
So What
Eighty-Eights
2003
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