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In January 1968.

In January 1968, “Milestone” label released “The Kicker”, the debut Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in August 1967, at “Plaza Sound Studio” in New York City and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Mike Lawrence – trumpet
  • Grachan Moncur III – trombone
  • Kenny Barron – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson except where noted.

  1. Mamacita
  2. The Kicker
  3. Chelsea Bridge – Billy Strayhorn
  4. If
  5. Nardis – Miles Davis
  6. Without a Song – Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans
  7. O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved) – Vinicius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim
  8. Mo’ Joe

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Jazzland” label released “Tough Tenors”, an album by Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. It was recorded in November 1960, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – tenor saxophone 
  • Junior Mance – piano
  • Larry Gales – bass
  • Ben Riley – drums

Track listing:

  1. Tickle Toe – Lester Young
  2. Save Your Love for Me – Buddy Johnson
  3. Twins – Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Johnny Griffin
  4. Funky Fluke – Bennie Green
  5. Imagination – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Soft Winds – Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Milestone” label released “In Pursuit of Blackness”, the 13th Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in September 1970 at “Lighthouse Café” in Hermosa Beach, May 1971, at “Decca Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Pete Yellin – alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
  • George Cables – electric piano
  • Ron McClure, Stanley Clarke – bass
  • Lenny White – drums
  • Tony Waters – congas

Track listing:

 All tracks by Joe Henderson, except where noted.

  1. No Me Esqueca
  2. Invitation – Bronisław Kaper
  3. A Shade of Jade
  4. Gazelle
  5. Mind Over Matter

In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Milestone” label released “If You’re Not Part of the Solution, You’re Part of the Problem”, the eleventh Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in September 1970, at “Lighthouse Studio” in Hermosa Beach, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Woody Shaw – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • George Cables – electric piano
  • Ron McClure – double and electric bass
  • Tony Waters – congas
  • Lenny White – drums

Track listing:

  1. Caribbean Fire Dance – Joe Henderson
  2. Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk
  3. Mode for Joe – Cedar Walton
  4. If You’re Not Part of the Solution, You’re Part of the Problem – Joe Henderson
  5. Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
  6. Closing Theme – Joe Henderson

In May 1975.

In May 1975, “Milestone” label released “Canyon Lady”, the 17th Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in October 1973, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, US, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Mark Levine – acoustic piano
  • George Duke – electric piano
  • John Heard – double bass
  • Eric Gravatt – drums
  • Carmelo Garcia – timbales
  • Victor Pantoja – congas
  • Francisco Aguabella – congas
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Nicholas Tenbroek – trombone
  • Luis Gasca – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Oscar Brashear – trumpet
  • John Hunt – trumpet
  • Hadley Caliman – flute, tenor sax
  • Ray Pizzi – flute
  • Vincent Denham – flute
  • Jim Stern – recording engineer
  • Tony Lane – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Tres Palabras – Osvaldo Farres
  2. Las Palmas – Joe Henderson
  3. Canyon Lady – Mark Levine
  4. All Things Considered – Mark Levine

In May 1974.

In May 1974, “Milestone” label released “The Elements”, the 16th Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in October 1973, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor sax, flute, alto flute
  • Alice Coltrane – piano, harp, tanpura, harmonium
  • Michael White – violin
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler – drums
  • Kenneth Nash – congas, North African Sakara Drum, bells, gong, percussion, flute (3), narrator
  • Baba Duru Oshun – percussion, tabla

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson.

  1. Fire
  2. Air
  3. Water
  4. Earth

In May 1958.

In May 1958, “Riverside” label released “Johnny Griffin Sextet”, the fifth Johnny Griffin album. It was recorded in February 1958, in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Griffin — tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Kenny Drew — piano
  • Wilbur Ware — bass
  • Philly Joe Jones — drums

Track listing:

  1. Stix’ Trix – Wilbur Campbell
  2. What’s New? – Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart
  3. Woody ‘n’ You – Dizzy Gillespie
  4. Johnny G.G. – John Hines
  5. Catharsis – Johnny Griffin

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Riverside” label released “The Chicago Sound”, the only Wilbur Ware album. It was recorded in October – November 1957, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • John Jenkins – alto saxophone
  • Junior Mance – piano
  • Wilbur Campbell, Frankie Dunlop – drums

Track listing:

All tracks Wilbur Ware except where noted.

  1. Mamma-Daddy
  2. Body and Soul – Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour
  3. Desert Sands – Paul Dunlap, Edward Heyman, Stuff Smith
  4. 31st and State
  5. Lullaby of the Leaves – Bernice Petkere, Joe Young
  6. Latin Quarters – John Jenkins
  7. Be-Ware – John Jenkins
  8. The Man I Love – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Riverside” label released “Showcase”, the third Philly Joe Jones album. It was recorded in November 1959, in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Philly Joe Jones – drums, piano 
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet 
  • Julian Priester – trombone 
  • Bill Barron – tenor saxophone 
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone 
  • Dolo Coker, Sonny Clark – piano
  • Jimmy Garrison – bass 

Track listing:

All tracks by Philly Joe Jones except where noted.

  1. Battery Blues – Julian Priester
  2. Minor Mode – Bill Barron
  3. Gwen
  4. Joe’s Debut
  5. Gone – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  6. Joe’s Delight
  7. Julia – Julian Priester
  8. I’ll Never Be The Same – Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli
  9. Interpretation – Bill Barron

In December 1958.

In December 1958, “Riverside” label released “Branching Out”, the fourth Nat Adderley album. It was recorded in September 1958, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Gene Harris – piano
  • Andy Simpkins – bass
  • Bill Dowdy – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Nat Adderley except where noted.

  1. Sister Caroline
  2. Well, You Needn’t – Thelonious Monk
  3. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington, Bob Russell
  4. I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  5. Branching Out – Harold Mabern
  6. I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody (Like I’m Loving You) – Raymond B. Egan, Roy Marsh, Thomas Pitts
  7. Warm Blue Stream – Sara Cassey, Dotty Wayne