Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor Part 1
Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor Part 1
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Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor Part 1
Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor Part 1

Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor Part 1

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Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone [click here to see more vinyl featuring Joe Henderson]

Ron Carter – bass [click here to see more vinyl featuring Ron Carter]

Al Foster – drums

1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press :  RTI

Label :  Blue Note Tone Poet

Original Label :  Blue Note

Recorded Live at The Village Vanguard, New York City on November 14–16, 1985

Engineered by David Baker

Produced by Joe Harley

Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Originally released in 1986

Reissued in 2020


Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Beatrice
  2. Friday the Thirteenth
  3. Happy Reunion


Side B:

  1. Loose Change
  2. Ask Me Now
  3. Isotope



TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal


Reviews :

“Blue Note's Doubletime series combines live sessions previously issued on two single albums onto one double CD. One of the first releases was Joe Henderson's brilliant tenor sax recital recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1985. The State of the Tenor, Vols. 1 & 2 features Henderson backed only by bass and drums in a setting that pays homage to his prime stylistic source, Sonny Rollins, while displaying his prime skills in an ideal forum. The 14 selections range from customary standards to Henderson originals, and include compositions by Sam Rivers, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Horace Silver. It is not only a fine trio outing, but a series of performances in which Henderson strips songs to their essence, turning them into his own vision.” AllMusic Review by Ron Wynn



AllMusic 4.5/5 , Discogs 4.55 / 5

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