The background music to my life is generally filled with whatever Jazz is being shuffled on my iTunes library. On countless occasions I hear an amazing tenor saxophone solo that I just can’t put my finger on, and low and behold, it almost always turns out to be the versatile Joe Henderson. Although I have only a handful of his recordings as a leader, he is constantly popping up on my random playlists as a sideman for other musicians.
Here’s my Joe Henderson collection:
As a Leader:
As a Sideman:
- Alice Coltrane: Ptah, the El Daoud
- Kenny Dorham: Una Mas
- Grant Green: Idle Moments
- Herbie Hancock: The Prisoner, Fat Albert Rotunda
- Andrew Hill: Black Fire, Point of Departure
- Freddie Hubbard: Blue Spirits, Red Clay, Straight Life
- Bobby Hutcherson: Stick-Up!
- Blue Mitchell: The Thing to Do
- Lee Morgan: The Rumproller, The Sidewinder
- Horace Silver: Song for My Father
- McCoy Tyner: The Real McCoy
- Larry Young: Unity