Joe Henderson, saxophonist

Joe Henderson

April 24, 1937, Lima, OH ~ June 30, 2001, San Francisco, CA

Jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson, who died on June 30 after a long battle with emphysema, has been described by one music writer as the “Dexter Gordon. Notwithstanding these accolades Henderson was an unassuming man, a quiet achiever, who in an era dominated by giants of the saxophone, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, worked hard to become one of the great tenor saxophone improvisers of the modern jazz era ~ Joe Henderson Obituary ~ August 9, 2001 © WSWS

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June 30, 1973 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (4) Billy Preston, Will It Go Round In Circles ~ #2 (1) Paul McCartney & Wings, My Love ~ #1 (5) George Harrison, Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)


Joe Henderson ~ Voted into the 2001 Downbeat Jazz Hall Of Fame (Readers Poll).

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Horace Silver ~ Song For My Father (1964) ~ Ranked #57 Jazzwise 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World in 2006 ~ A classic that still casts its spell. ~ 2006 © Jazzwise

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