Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor Part 2 - AudioSoundMusic
Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor Part 2 - AudioSoundMusic
Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor Part 2 - AudioSoundMusic
Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor Part 2 - AudioSoundMusic

Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor Part 2

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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 1987

Reissued in 2019


Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Boo Boo's Birthday
  2. Y Ya La Quiero
  3. Portrait

Side B:

  1. Soulville
  2. Cheryl
  3. The Bead Game



TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal


Reviews :

“In a set that begs comparison to Sonny Rollins's famous Village Vanguard recordings of 1957, tenor-master Joe Henderson performed with a similar pianoless trio, using bassist Ron Carter and drummer Al Foster. On the second of two LPs, Henderson explores lesser-known songs by Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver and Charles Mingus, a Charlie Parker blues ("Cheryl") and two of his own originals. Alfred Lion, founder of Blue Note, stated at the time that he believed the first volume of this series was one of the best ever made for Blue Note. The second volume is at the same explorative and exciting level. Joe Henderson fans are advised to pick up both sets, which have since been reissued on CD.” Review by Scott Yanow


“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 4.67 / 5

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