Joe Henderson Day

April 24, 1937 – June 30, 2001

Muenchner Klaviersommer 1993

Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson was born April 24, 1937 in Lima, Ohio.

By 18, he was already jamming with New York stars as they passed through Detroit on tour.

Henderson studied at Wayne State University in Detroit along with Yusef Lateef and Donald Byrd.

He recorded an abundance of albums as a leader for Blue Note, Milestone, Verve, and other labels and demand for him as a sideman was pretty close to boundless.

Though known for a strong presence of hard bop, Henderson’s music contained elements from many other genres form R&B and Latin, to avant-garde.

He was featured on nearly thirty albums for Blue Note between 1963 and 1968; five of which were his own.

After signing with Orrin Keepnews’ Milestone Records, Joe co-led a group called the “Jazz Communicators” with Freddie Hubbard in 1967 and ’68.

His comeback “Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn” released on Verve in 1992 proved commercially successful and was followed by other artist tribute albums.

Joe Henderson’s Trio are featured in Germany at the “Muenchner Kalviersommer” concert series in 1993.


Joe Henderson, tenor sax
Dave Holland, bass
Al Foster, drums

Set List:

1 “Serenity”
2 “Recorda-me”
3 “Body and Soul”
4 “Take the A Train”
5 “Y Todavia La Quiero”