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Fletcher Henderson

Primary Instrument: Arranger

Born: December 18, 1897 | Died: December 28, 1952    

Fletcher Henderson

The bands Fletcher Henderson led in the 1920s and 1930s were vitally significant incubators of new developments in jazz. Henderson played a key role in bringing improvisatory jazz styles from New Orleans and other areas of the country to New York, where they merged with a dance-band tradition that relied heavily on arrangements written out in musical notation. The new music that developed at Henderson's hands and under his mentorship allowed the composer's art to flourish, yet left room for the improvisatory talents of individual jazz soloists—striking a balance that has influenced jazz ever since....
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  • Riffin'

    Timeless Records
    2005
  • The Harmony & Vocalion Sessions Volume 2 1927-1928

    Timeless Records
    2001
  • Sugar Foot Stomp

    Timeless Records
    2001
  • The Harmony & Vocalion Sessions Volume 1 1925-1926

    Timeless Records
    2000
  • The Quintessence

    Timeless Records
    1996
  • 1924 / 1927

    Timeless Records
    1989
  • Swing 1929 To 1937

    Timeless Records
    1988
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