Canyon Lady

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Canyon Lady
Studio album by Joe Henderson
Released May 1975[1]
Recorded October 1–3, 1973
Studio Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
Genre Jazz, Jazz fusion
Length 37:53
Label Milestone
MSP 9057
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Joe Henderson chronology
The Elements
(1973)The Elements1973
Canyon Lady
Black Miracle
(1976)Black Miracle1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau C+[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Canyon Lady is a jazz album by Joe Henderson. It was recorded in 1973, but released only in 1975.[5] It is a peculiar album, one of Henderson's most experimental efforts. Far from being a classic jazz project, Canyon Lady incorporates very strong Latin American influences in the brass section, percussion and rhythm. Henderson's playing is at times characterized by ostinato sequences. The first two pieces also feature unusual electric piano solos and patterns. Many musicians are involved in the project–"Tres Palabras" is performed by a 13-elements ensemble.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tres Palabras" (Osvaldo Farres) – 10:11
  2. "Las Palmas" (Joe Henderson) – 9:58
  3. "Canyon Lady" (Mark Levine) – 9:07
  4. "All Things Considered" (Mark Levine) – 8:37

Recorded on October 1 (#1), 2 (#4) and October 3 (#2-3), 1973.


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Tony Lane – cover photography
  • Jim Stern – recording engineer


  1. ^ Billboard June 14, 1975
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 16, 1975). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 88. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  5. ^ Canyon Lady at Discogs