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Joe Henderson

Born: April 24, 1937 | Died: June 30, 2001    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Joe Henderson

The tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson was born on April 24, 1937 in a small city called Lima Ohio midway between Dayton and Toledo. He spent his childhood and adolescence in Lima in a family of 15 children where he was exposed to a variety of musical styles. By the time he was a high school student he was already arranging and writing music for the school band and other local outfits. It was in high school that a music teacher introduced him to the tenor saxophone. After graduation he enrolled first at the Kentucky State College to study music and then moved on to Wayne State University in Detroit. There he had as classmates several future jazz greats such as Yusef Lateef and Donald Byrd. From 1960-1962 he enlisted in the US army where he led several small jazz groups and won first place in a musical competition and was sent on a tour to entertain the troops all over Japan and Europe where he met a few of the expatriate musicians....
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As a Leader
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
Capitol
1962

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

Foresight
Milestone
1967

The Kicker
Milestone
1967

Tetragon
Milestone
1967

Four
Verve
1968

Straight, No Chaser
Verve
1968

Power to the People
Milestone
1969

If You're Not Part of the Problem....
Milestone
1970

Live at the Lighthouse
Milestone
1970

In Pursuit of Blackness
Contemporary
1970

Joe Henderson in Japan
Milestone
1971

Black Is the Color
Milestone
1972

Multiple
Original Jazz Classics
1973

The Elements
Milestone
1973

Canyon Lady
Milestone
1973

Black Narcissus
Milestone
1974

Black Miracle
Milestone
1975

Barcelona
Enja
1977

Relaxin' at Camarillo
Contemporary/OJC
1979

Mirror, Mirror
Pausa
1980


The State of the Tenor Live at the Village Vanguard
Blue Note
1985


Punjab
Arco
1986

Evening with Joe Henderson [live]
Red
1987

The Standard Joe
Red
1991

Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn
Verve
1991

Big Band
Verve
1992

So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles)
Verve
1992

Double Rainbow: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
Verve
1994

Porgy and Bess
Verve
1998

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