Happy Birthday Joe Henderson!! We miss you dearly!!

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To say that Joe Henderson was an enormous influence on saxophonists everywhere would be an understatement. He is a larger than life figure in the history of the tenor saxophone and is credited as a major influence by most of todays greatest musicians. His jazz approach to brazilian music and the contributions he made to the careers of Chaka Khan, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard et al made history, but almost pale in comparison to his solo work and the recordings he made with Alice Coltrane and of course with Jobim’s Double Rainbow Quartet, which I had the distinct pleasure of witnessing first hand during the San Sebastian Jazz Festival in the early 90’s in Spain’s Basque country.Thank you from the bottom of my heart Joe.

One of my favorites with McCoy Tyner, Bob Crenshaw and Elvis Jones from 1964’s Inner Urge.

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