The Milestone Years

Joe Henderson

The Milestone Years
  • CAT # 8MCD-4413-25

    DISC ONE  
    1. Mamacita 3:20
    2. The Kicker 4:04
    3. Chelsea Bridge 4:44
    4. If 5:34
    5. Nardis 4:40
    6. Without A Song 5:59
    7. Mo' Joe 4:08
    8. O Amor En Paz (Portugese / Instrumental) 5:32
    9. Tetragon 5:37
    10. First Trip 5:12
    11. I've Got You Under My Skin 3:16
    12. Invitation 4:55
    13. R.J. 5:33
    14. Waltz For Zweetie 4:25
    DISC TWO  
    1. The Bead Game 8:36
    2. You Don't Know What Love Is 3:27
    3. Unilateral 6:02
    4. The Scavenger 8:09
    5. But Not For Me 5:57
    6. Power To The People 8:39
    7. Afro-Centric 7:02
    8. Black Narcissus 6:49
    9. Isotope 4:51
    10. Opus One-Point-Five 4:55
    11. Lazy Afternoon 4:31
    12. Foresight And Afterthought 7:31
    1. Caribbean Fire Dance 5:37
    2. Recorda-me (Remember Me) 8:18
    3. A Shade Of Jade 10:28
    4. Isotope 4:51
    5. 'Round Midnight 5:15
    6. Mode For Joe 8:34
    7. If You're Not Part Of The Solution 11:29
    8. Blue Bossa 8:08
    9. Closing Theme
    1. Gazelle 7:31
    2. Invitation (Instrumental) 4:55
    3. Mind Over Matter 11:44
    4. No Me Esqueca 7:41
    5. A Shade Of Jade 10:28
    6. 'Round Midnight 5:40
    7. Out 'n' In 9:03
    8. Blue Bossa 8:25
    1. Junk Blues 14:46
    2. Terra Firma 12:10
    3. Vis-A-Vis 6:49
    4. Foregone Conclusion 4:55
    5. Black Is The Color (Of My True Love's Mind) 7:03
    6. Current Events 5:33
    7. Tress-Cun-Deo-La 10:34
    8. Turned Around 6:38
    9. Song For Sinners 6:20
    DISC SIX  
    1. Me, Among Others 7:04
    2. Bwaata 10:56
    3. Tres Palabras 6:45
    4. All Things Considered 8:36
    5. Canyon Lady 9:05
    6. Las Palmas 9:55
    7. In The Beginning, There Was Africa 6:01
    8. Air 9:53
    1. Water 7:27
    2. Fire 11:07
    3. Earth 13:07
    4. Butterfly Dreams 6:58
    5. Light As A Feather 5:43
    6. Love Reborn 3:40
    7. Summer Night 3:16
    8. Black Narcissus 6:49
    9. Hindsight And Forethought 2:39
    10. Power To The People 8:39
    1. The Other Side Of Right 7:16
    2. Good Morning Heartache 8:54
    3. Amoeba 5:37
    4. Gazelle 7:31
    5. My Cherie Amour 8:19
    6. Old Slippers 5:59
    7. Immaculate Deception 4:12
    8. Soulution 7:05
    9. Black Miracle 9:34
    10. Black Narcissus 6:49
    11. What Can I Say? 5:03
    12. Windows 5:37

Throughout his long and still-escalating career, Joe Henderson has consistently been recognized by fellow musicians as one of the most impressive and imaginative improvisers in the entire history of the tenor saxophone, as a player with an understanding of a broad range of jazz styles, and as one of the most intriguing and melodic of jazz composers. Some of the more astute critics and listeners have shared these strong opinions, but for the most part--; until his sudden ascent to wide popularity in the early Nineties--; Henderson remained a fairly well-kept secret.

Beginning in 1967, a full decade of his rewarding but pre-fame years was spent recording for Milestone Records and producer Orrin Keepnews. His 12 albums during that period (together with some notable appearances as a featured sideman with Nat Adderley, Lee Konitz, and Flora Purim, plus a few previously unissued numbers) have been compiled into this eight-CD, 82-selection box.

It is a startling collection of talent and virtuosity, assembled by the original producer, who points out Henderson ’s command of virtually every facet of the contemporary jazz idiom. “We made every possible kind of album--; except a hit,” is how Keepnews puts it. His comment is under-lined by the presence of a supporting cast that ranges from Herbie Hancock to Alice Coltrane, and stylistic variations that take him from straight-ahead to avant-garde, with excursions into funk, Latin jazz, multiple overdubbing, and a brilliant group of live recordings featuring the late trumpet virtuoso Woody Shaw.

Produced by Orrin Keepnews

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