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In May 1964.

In May 1964, “Blue Note” label released “Our Thing”, the second Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in September 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Eddie Khan – bass
  • Pete La Roca – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer, mastering
  • Bob Blumenthal – liner notes
  • Reid Miles – design, cover design
  • Francis Wolff – photography, cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson, except where noted.

  1. Teeter Totter
  2. Pedro’s Time – Kenny Dorham
  3. Our Thing
  4. Back Road – Kenny Dorham
  5. Escapade – Kenny Dorham

On February 9, 2020.

On February 9, 2020, Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, percussion), composer and bandleader. He is regarded as one of the major piano players to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Recorded and performed with the most important Jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roy Haunes, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Eric Kloss, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter, Cal Tjader, Sonny Stitt, Dave Pike, Armando Peraza, Marion Brown, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, John Surman, Elvin Jones, Rolf Kühn, Airto Moreira, Antony Braxton, Pete La Roca, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Gábor Szabó, Donald Byrd, Tete Montoliu, Chaka Khan, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Rooney, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanches, Gary Burton and Hiromi Uehara. Corea formed and lead Return to Forever, Circle, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Five Peace Band. As leader he released 77 studio and 23 live albums. Corea won 23 “Grammy Awards”.