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Joe Henderson – The State Of The Tenor (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Joe Henderson – The State Of The Tenor (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:07 minutes | 837 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Blue Note Records

From November 14 to 16 in 1985, the Joe Henderson trio held court at the Village Vanguard for a legendary 10-set engagement, some of which was recorded for Blue Note and released in 1986 as two volumes under the declarative banner The State of the Tenor. The saxophone titan was 48 at the time, and sat comfortably at the top of the heap among his peers. The great pugilist of the instrument, his muscular approach was reflective of the brash sensibility of the ’80s; the heavy hitters joining him onstage, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Al Foster, complemented Henderson’s take-no-prisoners style with a sense of airy restraint, swinging big when they needed to fill in the negative space.

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Joe Henderson – If We Could Start All Over Again – Singles & Rarities (1963) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Joe Henderson – If We Could Start All Over Again – Singles & Rarities (1963)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 28:48 minutes | 509 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Good Time Records

Joe Henderson (April 24, 1937 – June 30, 2001) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.

In a career spanning more than four decades, Henderson played with many of the leading American players of his day and recorded for several prominent labels, including Blue Note, Milestone, and Verve.

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Joe Henderson with Billy Higgins, Ron Carter & Chick Corea – Mirror, Mirror (1993/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Joe Henderson with Billy Higgins, Ron Carter & Chick Corea – Mirror, Mirror (1993/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:41 minutes | 1,79 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © MPS

Joe Henderson is the essence of jazz. He embodies all the elements that came together in his generation: the virtuosity of hard bop and the avantgarde. He can be harmonically abstract and yet keep to the roots. On 1980’s “Mirror, Mirror”, Henderson has gathered a truly all-star group. This album isn’t about a soloist and his sidemen: all the musicians are on an equal footing, everyone has their space to play.

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Joe Henderson with Chick Corea – Mirror, Mirror (1980/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Joe Henderson with Chick Corea – Mirror, Mirror (1980/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:42 minutes | 937 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © MPS

Joe Henderson is the essence of jazz. He embodies all the elements that came together in his generation: the virtuosity of hard bop and the avantgarde. He can be harmonically abstract and yet keep to the roots.

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Joe Henderson – Page One (1963) [APO Remaster 2009] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Joe Henderson – Page One (1963) [APO Remaster 2009]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:06 minutes | Scans included | 1,72 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 828 MB

The title Page One is fitting for this disc, as it marks the beginning of the first chapter in the long career of tenor man Joe Henderson. And what a beginning it is; no less than Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Butch Warren, and Pete La Roca join the saxophonist for a stunning set that includes “Blue Bossa” and “Recorda Me,” two works that would be forever associated with Henderson. Both are bossa novas that offer a hip alternative to the easy listening Brazilian trend that would become popular with the masses. Henderson and Dorham make an ideal pair on these and other choice cuts like the blistering “Homestretch” and the engaging swinger “Jinrikisha.” These both show the already mature compositional prowess that would become Henderson’s trademark throughout his legendary career. The final blues number, “Out of the Night,” features powerful work by the leader that only hints of things to come in subsequent chapters.

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Chaka Khan, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White – Echoes Of An Era (1982/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Chaka Khan, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White – Echoes Of An Era (1982/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 48:47 minutes | 1,73 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Elektra/Asylum Records
Recorded: 1981–1982, Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles

Echoes of an Era is an album by American R&B/jazz singer Chaka Khan, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, released in 1982 on Elektra Records.

Echoes of an Era sees Khan interpreting jazz standards like Thelonious Monk’s “I Mean You” and Duke Ellington’s “Take the ‘A’ Train”, as well as “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most”, “All of Me”, and “I Loves You Porgy”. The album was originally not released as a Chaka Khan studio album (who was signed to Warner Bros. Records at the time) but as a band collaboration under the moniker Echoes of an Era and with all six performers credited on the album cover.

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Joe Henderson – Mirror, Mirror (1980/2016) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Joe Henderson – Mirror, Mirror (1980/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz MHz | Time – 43:32 minutes | 1,73 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 41:35 minutes | 904 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS
Genre: Jazz| Recorded: January 1980, at Studio-Masters, Los Angeles, CA

“Joe Henderson is the essence of jazz. He embodies all the elements that came together in his generation: the virtuosity of hard bop and the avant-garde. He can be harmonically abstract and yet keep to the roots. He is my inspiration.” So spoke guitar great John Scofield about the tenor saxophonist. Henderson, who died in 2001, was one of the most important jazz musicians of the last third of the twentieth century. He became an overnight sensation as a member of Horace Silver’s band on the release of Silver’s “Song for My Father”. Henderson’s solo on Silver’s hit composition is held up as a prime example of brilliant jazz improvisation. Another highpoint in this rather reserved musician’s life was the Grammy Henderson received in1991 for his album “Lush Life”. Henderson’s playing style was influenced by, among others, John Coltrane. The connection is amply demonstrated by Henderson’s ecstatic, piercing solo on his modally based composition “Joe’s Bolero”. On the standard “What’s New”, the saxophonist shows off his mellow, melodic side, a facet of Henderson’s playing that has always had an appeal beyond the jazz community. With Chick Corea on Piano, Ron Carter on Bass and Drummer Billy Higgins, Henderson has gathered a truly all-star group. This album isn’t about a soloist and his sidemen: all the musicians are on an equal footing, everyone has their space to play.

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Joe Henderson – Mode for Joe (1966/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Joe Henderson – Mode for Joe (1966/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:39 minutes | 1.66 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Blue Note Records

Mode For Joe is the influential saxophonist’s 1966 gem. It was his final Blue Note studio recording as a bandleader. Henderson is joined by trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, pianist Cedar Walton, double bassist Ron Carter and drummer Joe Chambers. The challenging repertoire showcases the unmatched talents of the ensemble. It features the standouts “Mode For Joe” and “Caribbean Fire Dance.”

“In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you’ve set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder’s studio!” – Blue Note President, Don Was.

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Joe Henderson – Page One (1963/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Joe Henderson – Page One (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:11 minutes | 1,81 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Blue Note Records

Page One marks the beginning of Joe Henderson’s illustrious career. His debut finds him leading fellow virtuosos including McCoy Tyner, Butch Warren, Pete La Roca and Kenny Dorham. The quintet performs a stunning set, which features hits including “Blue Bossa,” “La Mesha” and “Recordame.” This Hard Bop recording is a vital addition to any music lover’s collection.

Still one of Henderson’s most critically acclaimed albums. – All About Jazz

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Joe Henderson – Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn (1992) [Reissue 2004] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Joe Henderson – Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn (1992) [Reissue 2004] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:43 minutes | Scans included | 3,11 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,16 GB

With this release, the executives at Verve and their marketing staff proved that yes, indeed, jazz can sell. The veteran tenor Joe Henderson has had a distinctive sound and style of his own ever since he first entered the jazz major leagues yet he has spent long periods in relative obscurity before reaching his current status as a jazz superstar. As for the music on his “comeback” disc, it does deserve all of the hype. Henderson performs ten of Billy Strayhorn’s most enduring compositions in a variety of settings ranging from a full quintet with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and duets with pianist Stephen Scott, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson to an unaccompanied solo exploration of “Lush Life.” This memorable outing succeeded both artistically and commercially and is highly recommended.

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