Joe Henderson - Page One (1963/2009) High-Fidelity ISO SACD Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Artist: Joe Henderson
Title: Page One
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records | Analogue Productions
Release Date: 1963/2009
Quality: ISO SACD Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Recorded: June 3, 1963 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Mastered: cousTech Mastering, Camarillo, California by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman.
"...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you're really missing out!" - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52
Page One introduced the jazz world to the unusually mature and original young tenor saxophonist, Joe Henderson. "Recorda Me" and "Blue Bossa" have become jazz classics for their mix of Brazilian rhythms with Hard Bop muscle.
Page One is the debut release by American jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. It features some of Henderson's most appreciated pieces such as "La Mesha", named after Dorham's daughter, and "Out of the Night", originally written in 1957. The front cover lists "Joe Henderson/Kenny Dorham/Butch Warren/Pete La Roca, etc.". Only McCoy Tyner's name is absent. Bob Blumenthal explains, in his 1999 liner notes, that Tyner had just signed with Impulse!, so this first Blue Note appearance was not very adherent to the contract.
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. --Rovi Staff
1 Blue Bossa 8:01
2 La Mesha 9:08
3 Homestretch 4:15
4 Recordame (Remember Me) 6:01
5 Jinrikisha 7:22
6 Out Of The Night 7:24
Kenny Dorham – trumpet
Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
Pete La Roca – drums
McCoy Tyner – piano
Butch Warren – double bass
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