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Joe Henderson was likely the most important tenor saxophonist to come out of the '60s. Possessing a big distinctive tone, he brought gravitas to every setting in which he played. He also left a catalog of compelling compositions including several that have become standards, such as "Inner Urge" or "Recorda-Me" whose mastery is required for today's improvising musicians. To illustrate the continuing power of these fine tunes, this hour of Jazz at 100 Today! will feature recent versions of Henderson's memorable works by some of the greatest current players.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • The Blue Note 7 "Inner Urge" from Mosaic: A Celebration Of Blue Note (Blue Note) 3:22
  • Conrad Herwig Octet "Afro-Centric" from The Latin Side of Joe Henderson (Half Note) 10:53
  • Host speaks 20:02
  • Noah Haidu "Serenity" from Infinite Distances (Cellar Live) 22:28
  • SFJAZZ Collective "A Shade of Jade" from The Music of Joe Henderson and Original Compositions (SFJAZZ) 28:39
  • Host speaks 36:18
  • SFJAZZ Collective "Recorda-Me" from The Music of Joe Henderson and Original Compositions (SFJAZZ) 38:29
  • Conrad Herwig Octet "Mamacita" from The Latin Side of Joe Henderson (Half Note) 43:00
  • Markus Howell "Out of the Night" from Get Right! (Posi-Tone) 52:45
  • Host Outro 56:56

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