Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mode for Joe Henderson

Classic early work by Joe Henderson — very well titled with the use of "mode", given the new sound and new direction Henderson was taking his tenor in the 60s! The album's got Joe working at the head of an all-great lineup that includes Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, and Bobby Hutcherson — the last of whom really brings in some tremendous moments to the record, using vibes to create a slightly off-kilter feel that pushes the set from straight hardbop into the modern realm with traces of "new thing" tones and colors. Joe's solos are incredible — searing, searching, yet still pulsing with an undeniably soulful rhythm — and titles include the essential track "Black", plus "Caribbean Fire Dance", "Free Wheelin", and "Shade Of Jade".
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Joe Henderson
Mode for Joe


1 A Shade of Jade (Henderson)  7:07
2 Mode for Joe (Walton)  8:02
3 Black (Walton)  6:51
4 Black [alternate take] (Walton)  6:47
5 Caribbean Fire Dance (Henderson)  6:41
6 Granted (Henderson)  7:20
7 Free Wheelin' (Morgan)  6:39


Lee Morgan - tp
Curtis Fuller - tb
Joe Henderson - ts
Bobby Hutcherson - vb
Cedar Walton - p
Ron Carter - b
Joe Chambers - dr

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; January 27, 1966


Anonymous said...

Thanks again for the listen, Melanchthon! Surprisingly i missed this 'mid 60s jazz classic'.

reindeer man said...

Love Joe! Thanks for the upgrade to lossless!

smeewilli said...

Thanks for a great blog full of gems.

Anonymous said...

One of the great ones. A must-hear.

Melanchthon said...

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Mel.

deGallo said...

Great post! Thank you.

Toad said...

Excellent album, thanks

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

cvllos said...

Thank you Melanchthon! Henderson & Cedar I can't dismiss. Link still live!

bventure said...

Another beauty - thanks again!