Monday, September 27, 2010

Joe Henderson in Japan

Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson is heard in peak form throughout this set. Performing at the Junk Club in Tokyo, Henderson is joined by an all-Japanese rhythm section (electric pianist Hideo Ichikawa, bassist Kunimitsu Inaba, and drummer Motohiko Hino) on lengthy versions of "'Round Midnight," "Blue Bossa," and his two originals "Out 'n' In" and "Junk Blues." Henderson sounds quite inspired throughout the set, and the obscure rhythm section (only Hino is known in the U.S.) really pushes him. An underrated gem.
Scott Yanow
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Joe Henderson
Joe Henderson in Japan


1 'Round Midnight (Hanighen, Monk, Williams) 12:35
2 Out 'N' In (Henderson) 9:03
3 Blue Bossa (Dorham) 8:25
4 Junk Blues (Henderson) 14:46

Joe Henderson - ts
Hideo Ichikawa - el. p
Kunimitsu Inaba - b
Motohiko Hino - dr

Recorded at the Junk Club, Tokyo, for Victor Musical Industries of Japan ; August 4, 1971


Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

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