The State of the Tenor, Vols. 1 & 2

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The State of the Tenor, Vols. 1 & 2
Live album by Joe Henderson
Released 1986
Recorded November 14th to 16th, 1985
Genre Jazz
Length 105:53
Label Blue Note
Producer Stanley Crouch, Michael Cuscuna
Joe Henderson chronology
Mirror, Mirror
(1980)
The State of the Tenor, Vols. 1 & 2
(1986)
Evening with Joe Henderson
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The State of the Tenor, Vols. 1 & 2 is a live double album by the American saxophonist Joe Henderson, that was released on Blue Note records in 1986. The album features Henderson in a trio with Ron Carter on bass and Al Foster on drums, recorded live at the Village Vanguard. The recording was originally issued on two separate LPs.

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album with 4.5 stars and its review by Steve Huey states: "It is not only a fine trio outing, but a series of performances in which Henderson strips songs to their essence, turning them into his own vision."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Beatrice" (Sam Rivers) - 5:48
  2. "Friday the 13th" (Thelonious Monk) - 8:25
  3. "Happy Reunion" (Duke Ellington) - 8:39
  4. "Loose Change" (Ron Carter) - 7:04
  5. "Ask Me Now" (Monk) - 6:06
  6. "Isotope" (Joe Henderson) - 10:01
  7. "Stella by Starlight" (Victor Young) - 10:18
  8. "Boo Boo's Birthday" (Monk) - 7:19
  9. "Cheryl" (Charlie Parker) - 7:41
  10. "Y Ya la Quiero" (Henderson) - 6:43
  11. "Soulville" (Horace Silver) - 5:38
  12. "Portrait" (Charles Mingus, Silver) - 7:05
  13. "The Bead Game" (Henderson, Lee Konitz) - 9:45
  14. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 9:00

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron (2011). "The State of the Tenor, Vols. 1 & 2 - Joe Henderson | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Wynn R.Allmusic Review: The State of the Tenor, Vols. 1 & 2 accessed 07 June 2010